OPSEC is going to become more important as this society unravels. Do you really want Uncle Big Sis snooping in on your family reunion plans that you just emailed out, just so that they can do a SWAT on cousin Jimmy for that weed he smoked back in '93?
Then you need some protection.
No not that kind!
Sheesh, get serious here for a moment, Okay?
Pretty Good Privacy/Protection is an encrytion program that can be used to secure your files and email from prying eyes. Granted, it probably won't stop the JBT's forever from gaining access to your files, but it could slow them down some! Protect your Family Reunion!!
Save cousin Jimmy from the NSA/DEA/FBI/ATF/DHS/SWAT raid!
PGP 8.02 Freeware
This was the last version of PGP offered as freeware (for personal use, for sale commercially) before it was acquired by another commercial venture.
Better grab a copy while you can get one. This one is hosted on an ftp site in Russia.
I found a later version but it was trialware and had a 30 day limitation.
Symantec owns it now.
An alternative is:
Gpg4win - a secure solution...
... for file and email encryption. Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows) is Free Software and can be installed with just a few mouse clicks.
Some other links of interest:
The Enigmail Project
Enigmail is a security extension to Mozilla Thunderbird and Seamonkey. It enables you to write and receive email messages signed and/or encrypted with the OpenPGP standard.
PGP for Absolute Beginners
Tom McCune's PGP Questions & Answers
Ixquick Search Engine
Save cousin Jimmy!!