Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump

Via Billy



Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking for other, protected ways to push back against the new administration’s agenda.

Whether inside the Environmental Protection Agency, within the Foreign Service, on the edges of the Labor Department or beyond, employees are using new technology as well as more old-fashioned approaches — such as private face-to-face meetings — to organize letters, talk strategy, or contact media outlets and other groups to express their dissent.

The goal is to get their message across while not violating any rules covering workplace communications, which can be monitored by the government and could potentially get them fired.



  1. Anybody foolish enough to think the Gov't surveillance apparatus isn't picking this up deserves discovery and implications. Text away fools! Trump should begin firing some of the rouge FED employees, dismissed w/o retirement benefits. If they want their retirement back they must physically work to build the WALL. For every 6 months worked on the wall, 5 years reinstated retirement benefits!