Your Thoughts

Stefan Claas sac at
Tue Jul 2 00:09:47 CEST 2019

Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users wrote:

> Null modem transfer of your messages?  Yikes.  To me that’s the issue with
> PGP in general as it relates to secure communications - the nerds and the
> criminals and the spies know how to work it, but your average end user
> doesn’t need their step one to be “go to a Goodwill in a city you don’t live
> in wearing a disguise and buy a laptop with cash”, they need PGP to almost be
> automatic.  Think of how easy it is to bootstrap Signal and how hard you’d
> have to try to accidentally send something cleartext over that application.
> Linking your key to a new device is as easy as scanning QR code. Perfect
> forward secrecy, rich media, voice and video synchronous communications
> upgrades, you name it.  And my grandma could probably set it up without
> help.  I guarantee most big data scooping intelligence services are a lot
> more worried about OpenWhisper protocol than PGP because *people actually use
> it*.  Just being caught with WhatApp in China can get you sent to a camp,
> depending on your ethnicity.    

Not to be off-topic, but you gave me the keyword "China" ...

I just recently found this and was wondering what purpose it
serves? Are people in China also allowed to use GnuPG?


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