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[liberationtech] Fwd: Firefox OS with built in support for OpenPGP encryption

John Sullivan johns at fsf.org
Fri Sep 20 11:36:11 PDT 2013


Micah Lee <micah at micahflee.com> writes:

> I completely disagree. Ubiquitous end-to-end encryption will help
> protect against *dragnet* surveillance. The fact that smartphones are
> imminently pwnable doesn't change this fact. Even if you're using a
> Carrier IQ-infested/baseband backdoored device, adversaries would
> still need to *target* you in order to compromise your OpenPGP
> conversations.
>

Well, some adversaries might not need to target you individually, just
as part of a group on the network selected by phone model / baseband
version. But I still agree with your conclusion, it's a good thing.

-john

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