So there was the Snowden revelations. The NSA was being very bad, the USA was being very bad, everyone on the planet was having his e-mails and communications intercepted, analysed and spied on.
Some people around the World started to feel very angry about that, and some started to work on solutions to protect private communications, well, private.
The problem is it’s been quite a while now, and I just feel we’ve been hit by a wave of news about new software bringing this security, safety, encryption and everything you want, except most of these projects are either still in pre-alpha (and therefore unusable), either impossible to audit because they are not open-source, either not really secure after all.
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Building a software is not extremely complicated. Building a secure software that you can really call secure is a different thing, because you step from the “tech hacker/tinkerer” world to the “mathematics/cryptography” world. As a friend of mine was saying, it’s extremely hard to test cryptographic processes because the point of those processes are to make it impossible to find back the original data!
I’m now using a computer at home, a computer at work and a smartphone in between. I would like to find a system that allows me to keep in touch with people (or groups of people) in a seamless way while being sure that the messages I’m sending are encrypted the way I’m told they are.
What do you people think about this?