STEED - Usable end-to-end encryption
expires2011 at ymail.com
Wed Oct 26 00:46:27 CEST 2011
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On Tuesday 25 October 2011 at 10:26:57 AM, in
<mid:4EA680E1.6070406 at digitalbrains.com>, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> On 24/10/11 19:25, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> With respect to your question: what we offer is privacy, but most people
>> do not understand privacy, do not care about privacy, and would not care
>> about privacy even if they understood it.
> So if we can't motivate users by showing the bad stuff
> that can happen if you have no privacy, then how to do
> it? I don't see any other way.
> Which for a pessimist might imply that it is simply
> doomed, and we'll never have e-mail crypto by default.
An oft-used analogy when promoting encrypted communication is to
compare it to sending a letter in an envelope rather than sending a
postcard. If people don't care about privavy, why did envelopes rather
than postcards develop as the default for sending messages through the
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