Interesting article about NSA facility and capabilities

Roland Perry lists at
Tue Mar 27 14:04:08 BST 2012

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David Walters <david at> writes
>> Does anyone encrypt email, SMTP email that is, rather than picking up from
>Yes. As an example the email you sent was encrypted between
> and with TLS.

That would be another mode, which I overlooked.

>Unless you mean something like PGP encryption of the payload?

That was the main target of my comments.

Of course, some people *do* have things to hide, legitimately, like 
sending items protectively marked or containing personal data which they 
are supposed to keep secure. However, it shouldn't be too difficult to 
filter those out. The remainder are a bit like people driving round in 
cars with heavily tinted windows - makes you wonder what they are trying 
to hide.
Roland Perry

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