The NSA was granted carte blanche to the metadata of millions of Verizon phone calls. Current laws allow cops to access your email without a warrant if that email is stored in the cloud at least six months. Someone, somewhere could potentially be listening or reading your conversations. You can fight it, but it’s not easy.
If you’re not concerned about the government, hackers are out there ready to dox (display all your personal information online) you if they deem you important enough or for the fun of it. So how do you communicate without the whole world finding out that you’ve visited the doctor 12 times in the past six months for a mysterious rash? Well it’s not easy, but there are ways to keep your correspondence off the grid.