[talk] How I stopped worrying, and learned to love GPG
Isaac (.ike) Levy
ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sat Feb 21 20:40:28 EST 2015
On 02/21/15 20:28, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 08:08:24PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
>> There is an author on this list who gave a great try in popularizing PGP
>> for a more general audience, and maybe due to the books title, maybe due
>> to it being in the pre-Snowden era, it didn't sell in any significant
>> quantities. He started from the reality that a few people encrypting
>> email contradicts its function, as if only few emails on the internet is
>> encrypted, it's by default suspicious, unlike, say, SSL/TLS web traffic.
> Even Snowden didn't resuscitate sales of that book.
> Those people who care, care deeply. Snowden made them care even more
> deeply. But the pool of people who care is tiny.
> Snowden did not expand the pool of people willing to use PGP.
I dunno ML, I'm using it again after many years of abandonment.
(Perhaps that proves your point, perhaps disproves it :)
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