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Niet dat ik er een gewoonte van ga maken, maar bij deze nog snel even de sprokkels van vandaag.

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  • The security officer then handed me a blank piece of paper and said, “Please write down the names and addresses of everyone you’re staying with in the USA.” Cory Doctorow wordt ondervraagd voor zijn vlucht van Engeland naar de USA. Een en ander leidt tot een klacht. [via]
  • Safe E-Mailing for Dummies: Wired over Ciphire Mail.

    Working with the program is just as simple. When two people using the Ciphire client exchange e-mails, the client intercepts e-mail right after the Send button is pressed, and before it leaves the computer. The recipient’s security certificate is retrieved at the Ciphire Certificate Directory, security checks are performed, and then the message and any attachments are encrypted with the recipient’s key. Incoming e-mail is also intercepted before it appears in a user’s inbox, the message is decrypted (if necessary) and the sender is authenticated using the corresponding certificate from the Ciphire Certificate Directory.

    Edoch, not in this lifetime, tenzij het rechtsreeks door de (producenten van) e-mail clients ondersteund wordt. Hoewel: hoeveel mensen gebruiken er eigenlijk TypeKey?

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