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[liberationtech] Email privacy

adrelanos adrelanos at riseup.net
Mon Jan 28 17:56:23 PST 2013


Albo P Fossa:
> Google's had news focus of late, for its supposed ardent protection
> of email content against government's "prying eyes". (I note, it's
> only content that's protected: sender, IP, userid, name, subject, and
> recipient are all somewhat readily available.) However, it occurred
> to me to ask this. I moved my email from Gmail to a domain-managed
> account.

> Does that by its nature give me a "better class" of privacy
> protection?

>From a social movement point of view, it's nice that you say no to
certain policies.

> Or does it depend wholly upon the practices of my hosting
> company?

You still rely on privacy by policy. One policy is better than another
policy. What are policies worth nowadays?

I value your decision to move to a better policy. Apart form this, I
believe, that there is only real privacy in privacy by design approaches.



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