GNOME is a desktop that cares about its users and their freedom. To be free also includes to have the freedom to use your computer without having to fear of getting compromised or anyone listening to your communication. GNOME takes tries hard to put the user back into the control seat regarding security and privacy. We will see two examples of how GNOME gives you back that control. The first is a classic: The problem of signing OpenPGP keys. The second is the protection against malicious USB devices.