When comparing GNU Privacy Guard vs Privacy Badger, the Slant community recommends GNU Privacy Guard for most people. In the question“What are the best tools/apps/extensions to help keep my data private?” GNU Privacy Guard is ranked 1st while Privacy Badger is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose GNU Privacy Guard is:
GPG works on OS X, Linux, and Windows with [extensive selection of wrappers](https://www.gnupg.org/related_software/frontends.html).
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GPG works on OS X, Linux, and Windows with extensive selection of wrappers.
Pro Multiple types of encryption algorithms
GPG supports public key cryptography (RSA EIGamal, DSA), symmetrical key algorithms (Blowfish, AES, IDEA, etc), cryptographic hash functions (RIPEMD, SHA), and compression (ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2).
Pro Supports paired keys
Allows for encrypted communication.
Pro Volume and individual file encryption
With GPG you can encrypt you whole volume or files individually.
Pro Supports expiring signatures
GPG keys by default expire after a set amount of time. The amount can be changed and this feature can be turned off.
Pro Both CLI and GUI versions available
GPG can be installed as a command line tool, or you can choose between several different GUI frontends available for it.
Pro Open-source and battle-tested
GPG is the oldest and most reliable encryption software available.
Pro Automatic detection & blocking
Privacy Badger automatically detects and block third-party tracking. If it detects an advertiser or network tracking you across different websites, subsequent requests to the advertiser will be blocked.
Pro Easy to use and configure
Everything works out of the box, you don't have to select blocking lists like in other ad blockers and there's pretty much nothing to configure.
Pro Easy import & export of settings
in human-readable format
Con It may be hard to find a GUI frontend that suits your needs
If you decide not to use the CLI version of GPG, it may be hard to find a GPG GUI version that suits your needs simply because of the sheer number of different versions available.