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[liberationtech] to encrypt or not to encrypt?

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


dan mcquillan <dan at internetartizans.co.uk> 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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