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Why You Should Always Use End-to-End Encryption

A Twitter user has had all her private messages exposed to the world. This is one of the reasons I try to avoid sending private messages (at least, ones that I would like to remain private) over any system that does not employ end-to-end encryption.

At least then my only exposure is to my correspondent, not the muppets that run the messaging service I used.

One service this poor unfortunate has done for the world, though, is to provide an excellent example of why you should use cryptography routinely: you need not have any more to hide than your embarrassment.

Incidentally, I am going to stop using the combined tag “Anonymity/Privacy” after this post – clearly they are not always both applicable.

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