PGP creator defends Hushmail

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 2:15 PM EST

Phil Zimmermann, the coder who created the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) email encryption scheme in 1991, defended encrypted online webmail company Hushmail's turning over of the unscrambled emails to the government when give a court order, arguing it is not reasonable to expect that online encrypted email storage is as safe as using encryption software on one's own computer.

At Wired.

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