encrypted email

1 Dec

london 8.33am 4.1C sunny friday 2017

i often hear of this, making your email secure by encrypting it, but never did get round to doing it. this morning i read this in my wordpress reader… about a company called protonmail being disappeared in the google search engine and only reinstated when they publicly tweeted google and when reinstated in google they were number 1 and 3 respectively . i guess by this publicity they will let more people know about them. i certainly did not know about them before. and they provide a free email service too… though a limited one… i was about to join in, but i just wondered does encrypt mean i might find myself shut out from my own emails, or from others… or others might find themselves unable to read my emails because of the encryption? i wonder if others might also have the same concerns, and maybe our concerns are not valid… it does not work that way. encrypted emails are a two way sword. they hide your email contents but they also enable terrorists to use it to hide their content….

you might say , well you cannot have it both ways, privacy means privacy for all, crooks as well, or terrorists… so i guess it means we shall just have to let them bomb us to bits… that is freedom, right? who was it who said something like i dont like what he says, but i will fight for his right to say it… well it looks like that person will have to die for defending that other persons right … or more probably he will get off alive, but it is us who will die for being in the way of a bomb or terrorist whose free speech he is defending… things are not very black or white, isn’t it? are terrorists allowed free speech so that they can plot to kill us without us being able to find out and stop them? is that the price of free speech and privacy? is providing encrypted emails to terrorists like providing them with guns…? giving them the tools to enable them to do their atrocities?

i ask all this, but really i am not really bothered. if it happens it happens. 

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