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[liberationtech] 10 reasons not to start using PGP

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 17:06:01 PDT 2013


Ah, I see you probably meant BULLRUN. Guess it just wasn't a well-executed
pun.


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Jillian C. York <jilliancyork at gmail.com>wrote:

>
> Just replying to this bit of your reply to me; the rest made sense
>
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM, carlo von lynX <
> lynX at time.to.get.psyced.org> wrote:
>
>> If this is still jargony to you, hmmm... you are unlikely to understand
>> the risks you are exposed to by using the Internet from day to day.
>> These are concepts that anyone in the circumvention business must
>> be aware of. You can choose to not read the Guardian article and not
>> try to understand what's going on, but then you should better just
>> trust that the conclusion is not made up:
>>
>
> No, see that's the thing: *I *get it, but I don't think I'm totally your
> target audience (I've been using PGP for years, you're talking to people
> who haven't started yet, right?)
>
> You want criticism?  There it is.  Your writing does not work for the
> general public.  You write in a way that feels condescending and assumes
> that the reader already has a full grasp of why those things are issues.
>  On the one hand, you're telling people that PGP is too hard/broken, while
> with the other you're expecting them to already understand it/the threat
> model.
>
> Also, I have no idea what is meant by the "bull run" comment in that
> sentence. If you want your piece to have any reach beyond the English
> language, consider tightening up your writing.
>
>
>
>
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