GnuPG 2.0.12 - Linux-Ubuntu

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Jun 20 18:32:15 UTC 2009

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Rashkae wrote:
> Steve Reilly wrote:
>> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>> On Fri, 19 Jun 2009, Jay Daniels wrote:
>>>> Steve Reilly wrote:
>>>>> perhaps you were unaware that all internet traffic, email or otherwise
>>>>> is scanned for keywords by several different government agencies, in the
>>>>> us and in other countries as well.  i would definitely not call
>>>>> encryption a waste of time.  in fact, in this day and age, i would call
>>>>> it almost a necessity in private communications.
>>>> I sense a bit of unwarranted paranoia ;)
>>> Not so unwarranted these days.
>> exactly.  especially communicating with friends deployed overseas, and
>> most definitely in other countries.
>> steve
> You can call this hypocritical from someone who  hasn't sent an
> encrypted e-mail in a year, but I wish all unencrypted traffic were to
> be banished from the net.  Not that I really care if someone reads most
> or all of my e-mail that doesn't contain work related other people's
> private data, but it's just too easy for your communications to be
> intercepted by third parties.  And besides, with such a small percentage
> of net traffic encrypted, it just stands out.  It would be better for
> everyone's privacy if all non-private communication was encrypted as well.
> For example, it's practically a sport to snoop on IM communications from
> public wifi hotspots.
> And I ask you, in this day an age, where encryption protocols have been
> standard for so long (with the exception of http, for some reason that
> I'll never understand, no one has created an encryption scheme for
> virtual domains on http.  I know it makes it impossible to certify the
> id of the server, but come on, just a simple transport encryption
> already? sheesh)
	I can add that a really good encryption can be had for free on every
Ubuntu users desk by a simple $ sudo apt-get install pgp and then get
enigmail and you have an automatic email encrypt-decrypt setup that
works with ALL PGP users including the latest.

73 Karl

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	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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