• Question: Do you use your skill as a cryptographer for your own privacy?

    Asked by puppydogbeecher to Chloe on 21 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Chloe Martindale

      Chloe Martindale answered on 21 Jan 2020:

      Good question! In most situations I rely on code written by others to protect my privacy by using apps like Signal. I do use my knowledge (if not really my skill) in that I’m picky about which messaging app I would use for more sensitive messages – I wouldn’t use Facebook or WhatsApp for sensitive information for example, and if I’m sending solutions to an exam via email I’ll always encrypt it.