Overheard: Word of the Day

Jun 26 2008   12:29PM GMT

Overheard: PGP is just an envelope

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

phil_zimmerman.jpg Perhaps you think your E-mail is legitimate enough that encryption is unwarranted. If you really are a law-abiding citizen with nothing to hide, then why don’t you always send your paper mail on postcards?

Phil Zimmerman, Why do you need PGP?

Phil Zimmerman is an interesting guy. You may remember that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California tried to put him in jail for making his email encryption program, Pretty Good Privacy, public. It was a crazy story.

So what’s he up to now? VoIP security.

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