Saturday, January 16, 2010

Trade-off of the day: security vs convenies

...if you want to take a significant step in keeping prying eyes away from your electronic correspondence, one good encryption technology that predates Google altogether is worth looking at. It's called public key encryption, and I'm sharing some instructions on how to get it working if you want try it.

Unfortunately, better security typically goes hand in hand with increased inconvenience. (CNet)

Can be relatively easy to implement on a server-hosted e-mail system like Google Wave. People would get their encryption keys when they sign up for the service, or join a company that uses Wave as its main e-communications tool.

tags: security, information, tradeoff, problem, solution, google, control, payload

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