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[liberationtech] 10 reasons not to start using PGP

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at
Thu Oct 10 13:57:01 PDT 2013

On 10/10/2013 03:55 PM, adrelanos wrote:
> Thank you for doing this work!
> The world needs someone facing the truth, explaining why gpg isn't the
> solution, advocating positive change. It's a communicative task, a very
> difficult one. As long there is gpg, most geeks don't see need to create
> better alternatives.
> I'd say, gpg's development slowed down. They're qualified but standing
> in their own way. They should break compatibility with commercial PGP
> (not because thats good, just because it's easier to implement better
> solutions), also break compatibility with RFCs, implement better
> solutions and standardize later. The current "first standardize, then
> maybe implement, and don't implement if it's not standardized" approach
> is much too slow, can't keep up with real developments in real word.
> (Still don't even have mail subject encryption.) If Bitmessage succeeds
> (I haven't learned much about it yet),

Bitmessage doesn't have forward secrecy, and AFAICT there's no
way to easily add it later on.


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