How could the NSA's snooping be foiled?
December 21, 2005 10:57 AM Subscribe
Could the US government's efforts to scan the contents of everyone's email be overloaded by everyone routinely using encryption for every message?
posted by pracowity to Computers & Internet (33 answers total)
Is there some strong encryption software that could be used transparently with Google Mail and other common mail systems to encrypt everything sent and received? Something that could be distributed and installed automatically with, say, Firefox? What percentage of everyday email users would have to use such encryption to make it impossible for the NSA or anyone else to keep up with its scanning? (And, by the way, how about encrypting all Skype phone calls?)