SKS and GnuPG related issues and possible workarounds

Stefan Claas sac at
Wed Jul 3 18:20:58 CEST 2019

Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users wrote:

> Regarding my keybase presence, I can immediately close down my account
> and my data and the data from my followers is removed, cool eh?

One more thing... You uploaded your keys with friends signatures to
an SKS server and you are activists in one area. Because nowadays
everyone can run a key server and peer with others globally, you
*may* get later also a bit in trouble, if such a peering key server
is located in a country you visit for holidays, but this country may
not be as democratic as the country you live in and it may even
have a crypto usage ban.

The tool I currently use with friends can't bring me in possible
trouble that much, because it bears no data on my key from me and
the key ring with the keys from my friends has only nickname
entries (I can freely choose) for their keys.

My X.509 cert bears also no data from my friends.


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