Maybe you know me, maybe I know you. Probably not, but if you want to drop me a message, I’ve come up with a few methods to do so, below, and some notes on these. I have no website form, there isn’t one yet I think is that great. I’m often throwing in or removing different options here, mostly to find ways that are more secure for us all.
You can send me a message on these social platforms. If you’re worried about anonymity or privacy, then this is not going to be a good method, but if you want ease, and just an introduction, then sure.
- Here’s me on Twitter. I have my profile in ‘locked’ mode, but if you request to follow me, and I follow you back. I still lurk there but use it less since Elon started trashing it.
- This is me on LinkedIn. Here you can find out what I’m up to work-wise and see if I’m worth talking to.
- I’m on Mastodon. You can send me a DM here, as well, or learn more about my dubious opinions on things.
- It’s not really social, but it’s public, here’s my Github profile. No, it’s not terribly active.
Regarding social networks, depending on what’s needed, I’ll generally suggest some other more secure channel to continue a chat. Possibly one on this page, or something. Social sites are not great methods of saying much more than “hello,” or anything else that you wouldn’t mind seeing either scrawled about you on a bathroom wall or read back to you during a deposition.
Email is not very ephemeral as a messaging tool. They have a tendency to stick around in people’s inboxes. Depending on the provider, security is variable. It’s possible to achieve some anonymity with a disposable account, and stronger encryption with PGP. That said, PGP is not the easiest.
- I’ve got an email address at
treacherous.tech. It’s on Protonmail. So if you’ve also got a Proton account, we can send encrypted emails to one another. If you just want the PGP key to encrypt an email from some other email address my Proton account, here’s the key.
Via the Tor Browser
I host an Onionshare secure contact form, far away from “the cloud.” If both encryption and anonymity are the goal for your first contact, this may be the best option. You will need to use the Tor Browser to access this one as it’s a hidden service. It’s slow, but with it you can very securely send me a message or a file at:
(Be sure to let me know how to best get back in contact with you if you use this method.)
Here are some messaging apps with nicer user experience while still ensuring varying levels of encryption and/or anonymity. I tend to steer people toward apps more specifically designed for whatever level of confidentiality they need.
- I do have Signal. I don’t share the number for it openly at present.
- I’m also on Briar, and via one of the other methods mentioned here, we can continue a conversation there. This one has some good offline functions as well, if we’re nearby.
- Here’s a keybase page. If you’re on Keybase, you can send me an encrypted message here. It’s not very anonymous, though.
- I am also on Wire, at
@droo. It’s one of the easier apps out there for encrypted messages, and not too hard to make a disposable account with.
- I have a Matrix.Org account at
@4ndr3wf000rdloynz:matrix.org. There’s a small learning curve, but it’s not just encrypted and anonymous, it is also decentralised. I recommend using the Element app to securely reach me with a Matrix account.
- One more encrypted, decentralised messaging app with fairly easy routes to anonymous or disposable accounts is Session, which can also be used upon request.