> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:10:42 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>c) Your E-mail will arouse more suspicion from the 'watchers'.
> Not exactly a worry. It takes more computer power than they
> like to expend even to begin to get in to your EMail!
The aspiration is to make all messages encrypted.
What if everyone believed that law-abiding citizens should use postcards
for their mail? If some brave soul tried to assert his privacy by using an
envelope for his mail, it would draw suspicion. Perhaps the authorities
would open his mail to see what he?s hiding. Fortunately, we don?t live in
that kind of world, because everyone protects most of their mail with
envelopes. So no one draws suspicion by asserting their privacy with an
envelope. There?s safety in numbers. Analogously, it would be nice if
everyone routinely used encryption for all their E-mail, innocent or not,
so that no one drew suspicion by asserting their E-mail privacy with
encryption. Think of it as a form of solidarity.
I personally have nothing to hide (apart from passwords), but if someone was
to sniff my E-mails, I'd love him/her to have a hard time.
Roy S. Schestowitz