Hot newly revitalized dev trend: NSA-proof email

Over at Wired News, David Kravets reports on a number of developers who are trying to build secure email services capable of ensuring that your communications remain as private as possible.

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  1. It's an unworthy thought, but how are consumers of such services to rid themselves of the idea of the possibility that a reason people might set up such a service is to attract NSA funding to buy complicity in selling their customers' privacy down the river? If you're paranoid, you're paranoid.

  2. I wouldn't be surprised if the NSA was itself covertly developing an "NSA-proof" public email service. What better way to catch flies than to lure them right into your web?

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