Your periodic reminder that Gmail is constructing a wall around its users, slowly trapping them inside its walled garden. Escape out of it while you still can.
It like Slack and IRC again, but this time the attack is on the most popular federated communication system on the planet.
@njoseph How are they doing this?
@njoseph wait what? How's this happening? 😮
You can encrypt an email, but no mechanism was ever devised for handling the public keys of email accounts.
If you're an email client wanting to deliver an email to an account, how do you get the public key of the user you want to send email to?
The only way of doing that is that they email you the key and tell you how to use it.
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