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Stephen Kruiser

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March 20, 2014 - 3:56 pm

It’s a start.

Google just announced that as of today, Gmail is more secure than ever before. And the company isn’t hiding the fact that it’s actively trying to stop the government from spying on your email activity. Google says that Gmail will now use a secure HTTPS connection whenever you check or send email, regardless of where you’re accessing Gmail from — be it your home network or public Wi-Fi — or what device you’re using. Google made HTTPS encryption the default for its users back in 2010, but it’s continually making improvements wherever possible to keep out prying eyes.

As an added barrier between you and the NSA, Google is making another change: every single email message Gmail users send or receive will now be encrypted as it moves internally between the company’s data centers. That would seem to defeat a popular strategy of the NSA, which involves the agency intercepting email messages as they move between data centers and servers.

I just found a stationery store and bought a nice pen and some letter writing stock to communicate with some members of my family. That’s where I’m at with the trust issues these days.

Still, this is a good step to keep the NSA slightly out of the way in one area of our lives. Of course, Google is probably doing this because it prefers to be the Number One Creeper in your daily existence. Think of it as more of a Fatal Attraction concern for your privacy.

Better get home and check the pet rabbit.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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I used to write letters backward with my left hand while sitting thru lectures in our high school auditorium so the snoopy gal sitting next to me couldn't read what was in the letter. Too bad this NSA snooping business couldn't be remedied as simply.
38 weeks ago
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Who will protect us from MicroSoft?
39 weeks ago
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JEEZ!!

This new effort by too-big-for-its-britches-Google seems like a pub. rel. campaign of much too strenuous smug self-righteousness.

Isn't it silly in this era of really, really open and inter-connected Twitter Tweets, FaceBook, LinkedIn, YouTube and pictures [pics] genitals all over the place to be so ardently critical of our ...OUR....NSA trying pretty much the same thing to discover ....pun alert!...Muslims in OUR America LinkedIn to TwitterTweets of 140 characters or less to Muslims overseas with pressure cooker instructions and assembly details?

39 weeks ago
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I don't think anyone would have a problem with the NSA if that were all they were truly collecting the data for, but ever since the IRS fiasco, etc., anyone with any kind of intelligence at all cannot help but question what else the info is going to be used for. After all, we had plenty info on the Boston Marathon bombers, but did anyone use that info to thwart their plans?
38 weeks ago
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You know that the post office is photographing all US mail, right? If you use pen and paper, it does not stop them collecting your 'meta data.'
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