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[liberationtech] Any thoughts on this?

Andrew Harris tuna at supertunaman.com
Sat Jun 22 09:30:25 PDT 2013


Uuuufgh, it does the encryption server-side via POST, so it's essentially
begging for your trust. So while "Total Amnesia" is promised, it's really
not assured. Neat tool and everything, but I'd prefer to see a local
version.

Also, it doesn't offer authentication like PGP and OTR do.


On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>wrote:

> From: Dewald Pretorius, owner of SocialOomph.com
>
> The alarming revelations of the extent to which our privacy is being
> invaded by governments have inspired me to create a free encryption service
> that is for everyone. It is gratis, it's extremely easy to use, and it's
> anonymous (no need to sign up).
>
> https://www.encryptfree.com
>
> Essentially, you use the free service to encrypt the text you want to
> protect, paste the encrypted version into an email, tweet, Facebook post,
> Google+ post, etc., and give the decryption password to the intended
> recipient. The recipient uses the site to decrypt the text using the
> password you chose (only someone who knows the password can decrypt the
> text).
>
> It's extremely easy to use. Nothing to install and nothing to configure.
> And as the name suggests, it will always be free.
>
> If you know someone who can benefit from the service, please tell them
> about it.
>
> https://www.encryptfree.com
>
> If you're so inclined, please send tweets about the service and/or write a
> blog post about it, or record a Youtube video.
>
> Please think of usage scenarios and let other people know about the site.
> I believe there are many folks who would prefer a little more privacy when
> communicating online, but do not have the money to purchase or the
> technical expertise to configure commercial encryption products.
>
> The EncryptFree service is intended for us, the "little guys".
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dewald Pretorius
>
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