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Our Email Self-Defense guide, which teaches you how to encrypt your email with GnuPG, is back and better than ever! Check out the updated version, get your GnuPG set up, and share with absolutely everyone you know with : u.fsf.org/3f5

@fsf Uff. Having a guide is better than nor having one... but the length of this guide really demonstrates how arcane #email #encryption still is. It requires a lengthy setup that includes using the terminal and even when used correctly, there are still many gotchas (don't use that subject line).

It's no wonder people prefer to use software such as the vendor-locked #signal instead. Signal gets the UX right so no guide is necessary.

#pgp #gpg #openpgp

@iooioio @fsf Signal mostly ignores authentication (you can compare safety numbers, but it is buried and rarely done). As GCHQ's Ghost proposal shows, encryption without authentication does not guarantee confidentiality. This is not an endorsement of PGP's UX, which is a disaster for different reasons. I've written about this more here: sequoia-pgp.org/blog/2021/06/2

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