[talk] How I stopped worrying, and learned to love GPG

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org
Sat Feb 21 20:28:03 EST 2015

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.


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