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[liberationtech] to encrypt or not to encrypt?

Griffin Boyce griffinboyce at
Fri Jun 21 10:47:47 PDT 2013

dan mcquillan <dan at> wrote:

> a few people who came to our university cryptoparty asked whether they're
> just going to draw attention to themselves by encrypting email.
> the latest leaks seems to give a firm 'yes', as the NSA specifically keeps
> encrypted comms indefinitely.

  It's the old https problem again.  If you're using https in an area where
almost no one does, you stick out to anyone analyzing traffic.

  But not using pgp/otr/https is *far* worse than the minimal attention you
might theoretically draw to yourself.
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