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[ih] question re. early adoption of email

>IMO, it's the latest cretinous-lemming craze in the world of high tech - we
>_MUST_ hide all our bits in encryption, because otherwise some dastardly,
>evil government agency will peer at them ... or something like that.
>Let's all just conveniently ignore the fact that if said government
>agency/ies _really_ wanted to know what someone was doing online, ...

There's a difference between a targeted attack on one person and
trawling through data.  Nobody thinks that link encryption will stop a
determined state actor, but it's fairly effective against large scale
casual snooping.