Why the poor uptake of encrypted email? [Was: Re: Secrets and cell phones.]

StealthMonger StealthMonger at nym.mixmin.net
Mon Dec 8 08:54:47 EST 2008

"James A. Donald" <jamesd at echeque.com> writes:

> Of course, the old cypherpunk dream is a system with end to end 
> encryption, with individuals having the choice of holding their own 
> secrets, rather than these secrets being managed by some not very 
> trusted authority ....

> We discovered, however, that most people do not want to manage their own 
> secrets ....

This may help to explain the poor uptake of encrypted email.  It would
be useful to know exactly what has been discovered.  Can you provide

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