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2012-11-14 09:26:10 AM  
At least they're transparent about the amount of privacy they breach.
 
2012-11-14 10:10:49 AM  
Do people sitll use PGP or is that an insta-flag?
 
2012-11-14 10:11:34 AM  
And here I thought the headline was talking about the incredible superiority of Bing.

/not kidding
//well, at least when searching for porn...
 
2012-11-14 10:11:51 AM  
Oh very nice, subby.
 
2012-11-14 10:25:57 AM  
Well, the government surveillers(?) are using Google, so that's not really competition.
 
2012-11-14 10:27:32 AM  
Gmail #1 - shiat email account used purely for signing up to forums and any other bullshiat requiring registration

Gmail #2 - Paypal purchases only

Comcast Email - Anything personal like jobs, family, friends and generally not falling into the "Scumbag internet" category
 
2012-11-14 10:30:34 AM  
This is why I only communicate online through AOL instant messenger.
 
2012-11-14 11:22:47 AM  
styckx


Gmail #1 - shiat email account used purely for signing up to forums and any other bullshiat requiring registration

Gmail #2 - Paypal purchases only

Comcast Email - Anything personal like jobs, family, friends and generally not falling into the "Scumbag internet" category

Because this administration NEVER pokes into ISP records.
 
2012-11-14 11:45:17 AM  
Government surveillance, repeats on Fark on the rise
 
2012-11-14 12:10:58 PM  

abhorrent1: Government surveillance, repeats on Fark on the rise


I wonder what new things will be illegal in the future. This makes it easier to target something that not a lot of voters care about.
 
2012-11-14 12:24:08 PM  

styckx: Comcast Email - Anything personal like jobs, family, friends and generally not falling into the "Scumbag internet" category


That's not so useful if you ever decide to change providers.

Why not just get your own domain so you can use whatever mail provider you want and switch providers without having to change addresses? I've done that since 1999 and it only costs about $15/year for registration (a bit cheaper or more expensive depending on your registrar).

FWIW, Gandi.net offers mail service and DNS with domain registration. They're also located in France, so it's a bit less likely to be casually monitored by the US government. It's not perfect, but nothing is.

PsyLord: Do people sitll use PGP or is that an insta-flag?


No idea about the flagging, but there's still quite an active community in some areas though it seems to be used a lot more for message integrity/signing than encryption. The Debian (and its derivatives, like Ubuntu) package system uses PGP/GPG signatures to ensure package integrity.
 
2012-11-14 02:05:51 PM  

heypete: styckx: Comcast Email - Anything personal like jobs, family, friends and generally not falling into the "Scumbag internet" category

That's not so useful if you ever decide to change providers.

Why not just get your own domain so you can use whatever mail provider you want and switch providers without having to change addresses? I've done that since 1999 and it only costs about $15/year for registration (a bit cheaper or more expensive depending on your registrar).


^^^^^ Not thinking about this is how you end up with @aol and @earthlink e-mail addresses in 2012. 1.5Mbps is sort of slow.... but I'd LOSE MY E-MAIL!!1
 
2012-11-14 02:22:09 PM  

ProfessorOhki: ^^^^^ Not thinking about this is how you end up with @aol and @earthlink e-mail addresses in 2012. 1.5Mbps is sort of slow.... but I'd LOSE MY E-MAIL!!1


Pretty easy to resolve with an IMAP capable email client and a bit of planning. But if you are still using your Earthlink account in 2012 then you're probably not interested in even entertaining the idea of a switch. Enjoy that DSL!
 
2012-11-14 02:35:17 PM  
Love this little tidbit:

Revising the ECPA wouldn't prohibit the government and law enforcement agencies from requesting the information, it would just require they go through an approval process to get the warrants. In a bit of circular logic, the Justice Department has argued that the electronic evidence gathered without warrants is necessary to build enough of a case to later get search warrants.

"Well, you see, to get a warrant, we can't have to need a warrant, because if we needed a warrant to get a warrant, then we wouldn't be able to get a warrant because we would first need a warrant."
 
2012-11-14 02:36:26 PM  

valkore: ProfessorOhki: ^^^^^ Not thinking about this is how you end up with @aol and @earthlink e-mail addresses in 2012. 1.5Mbps is sort of slow.... but I'd LOSE MY E-MAIL!!1

Pretty easy to resolve with an IMAP capable email client and a bit of planning. But if you are still using your Earthlink account in 2012 then you're probably not interested in even entertaining the idea of a switch. Enjoy that DSL!


Not the archived e-mail itself; the address, which is called "an e-mail." Much like how you sit at the CPU and visit web sites with "blue E."
 
2012-11-14 08:07:06 PM  

PsyLord: Do people sitll use PGP or is that an insta-flag?


ICE-64 has always been a favorite of mine.
 
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