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SomebodySmart
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SomebodySmart,
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6/4/2014 | 6:16:59 PM
Liberty issue
To those who would argue that NSA has a "right" to listen to the radio let me reply that NSA has no right to FORCE innocent businesses to hand over data.
SomebodySmart
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6/4/2014 | 6:13:59 PM
One-time pad
Return to the old 5.25" floppy. It could be erased with a household magnet. Use bitmaps of close-up photos of sand for randomness for one-time pads. Compose message on one machine and encrypt with one-time pad. Write cryptext to floppy. Remove floppy and insert it into another machine to transmit it over the internet. Hackers cannot break through to the machine with the plain text because it is not connected to anything. As long as you're not broadcasting, but that's another security issue.

 

 
Thomas Claburn
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6/4/2014 | 5:33:23 PM
Re: GMAIL ENCRYPTION - LIKE IT MATTERS
I would go further and suggest that no amount of security will keep electronic communication secure against an adversary with the funding and reach of the NSA, if they really want to find out about your messages.
c_s_everett
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c_s_everett,
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6/4/2014 | 5:14:46 PM
GMAIL ENCRYPTION - LIKE IT MATTERS
The irony of Google or Gmail offering encryption to users of its service taking into consideration the well documented collusion with the NSA to make customer data available is laughable.  If you're worried about privacy, and you should be, use a  service coming on line soon like Proton Mail.  I have very little faith in Gmail to keep any of my information safeguarded. 

To those who might offer up the tired line of "if you don't have something to hide, why should care", I'll offer this when did the act of being a law abiding natural born US citizen become reasonable suspicion to vacuum up the data an entire population.  Let that sink in - 380,000,000 US citizens. 

It's less about trying to hide something and more about fundamental pricincples this country was found around - like the 4th amendment. 
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