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[liberationtech] Encipher.it

Cooper Quintin cooper at radicaldesigns.org
Tue Jun 18 14:19:33 PDT 2013


Agreed,
Security is all about trust. If you install pgp in debian you are
trusting package maintainers, package server administrators, whoever
most recently patched pgp code, the debian OS, the hardware that your
computer is running and the other applications running on your OS.

Most people don't want to take the time to learn how to use a
complicated system like pgp (and say what you will but PGP is a huge
pain for most people to use on a daily basis).  Most people would very
much like to trust a third party to encrypt on their behalf.  The
problem is that most of those third parties are not actually very
reliable when it comes down to it.

Cooper Quintin
Technology Director
radicalDESIGNS
1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Oakland, CA
PGP Key ID: 75FB 9347 FA4B 22A0 5068 080B D0EA 7B6F F0AF E2CA

On 06/18/2013 02:14 PM, Griffin Boyce wrote:
> Wasabee <wasabee18 at gmail.com <mailto:wasabee18 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     why does everyone want to trust yet another third party to encrypt
>     data on their behalf :)?
> 
> 
>   We're all relying on someone else's code to some extent, which is why
> I fully support approaching groups of knowledgeable people for their
> input. :D
> 
> ~Griffin
> 
> 
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