eFile directly with IRS, Callif FTB; no middleman?

Is it possible to eFile with the IRS and Calif FTB directly, with no middleman?
I use TurboTax (PC version, not online) to prepare my returns.
I believe I can use TT to eFile.
I would prefer not to.
It's not the cost. It's the privacy and identity security.
I would be okay with a middleman if the tax returns are encrypted/decrypted end-to-end between my PC and the IRS/FTB computers. But I don't know how to get such assurances, if that were even true.
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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:12:23 PM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

You definitely cannot file directly with the IRS. Some states may allow that, but I doubt it. Your data are safer going through an intermediary anyway. See IRS Pub. 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns, www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1345.pdf for the various standards and requirements for participation in the IRS e-file program.
Ira Smilovitz, EA
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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:33:03 PM UTC-7, ira smilovitz wrote:

Thanks. I'll check it out. But your response has been reassuring.
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