Encrypted Email for Planet Earth

Failures, Challenges, and the Future

harryhalpin, meskio, Gus Andrews and Rabble

After the Snowden revelations, interest in encrypted end-to-end
communication has skyrocketed, even amongst ordinary users. However, today
we still do not have widespread deployment of OpenPGP. Post-email messaging
protocols such as OpenWhisper has around a million users. Poor
usability has led users in sensitive situations to misunderstand or give up
on encryption tools, putting them at risk. Why isn’t everyone encrypting
their communications by now? This panel brings together speakers from
software, protocol, and usability projects to reflect on current challenges
to Encrypting All The Things, discuss what has worked and what hasn’t in
FLOSS projects developing secure tools, and possibly develop strategies for
the future.

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