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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

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.... Verizon was caught tampering with its customer's web requests to inject a tracking super-cookie. Another network-tampering threat to user safety has come to light from other providers: email encryption downgrade attacks. In recent months, researchers have reported ISPs in the US and Thailand intercepting their customers' data to strip a security flag—called STARTTLS—from email traffic. The STARTTLS flag is an essential security and privacy protection used by an email server to request encryption when talking to another server or client.1...

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Comment by Ed Price
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What other choice doe we have? If we use personal encryption, like PGP or GPG, then we are red flagged, and they put us on a list to have our computers hacked by the professionals.

Microsoft operates quite smoothly most of the time. Yet their OS is so large that they could have all kinds of tracking scripts in it without anyone ever finding out.

Their appearance of openness is far from what it makes itself out to be. They have simply subverted their hidden track deeper. That's part of what the large Windows Operating System is all about.

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