German ct magazine postulates death of pgp encryption

Jonathan Schleifer js-gnupg-users at
Sun Mar 1 19:58:19 CET 2015

Am 01.03.2015 um 17:45 schrieb MFPA <2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at>:

>> and also gets rid of spam
>> by requiring a proof of work to send something.
> Surely, "proof of work" is evidence of performing some otherwise
> unnecessary CPU cycles. This wastes energy. In a system used by
> billions of people, lots of energy.

That "wasted energy" is a lot less than the energy we currently waste on spam, especially if you take into consideration the amount of human time wasted. The majority of the e-mail traffic is used up by spam.


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