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Almost 4 times the iq of the person who wrote the post ...
Your points are exactly right.
Privacy of the citizenry is a fundamental right in a free society and should never be breached by the government or a business. In fact, it is the government that should be non-secretive and open to public scrutiny -- not the other way around.
Only a couple of decades ago a large majority of U.S. citizens would have been outraged over the warrant-less, massive intrusions of privacy we are now subjected to. It's very sad to see so many posters stumbling all over themselves to justify the present day Orwellian attacks on privacy.
You're one of the few that gets it; that really understands it.
To the herd: Check out Hushmail. Its another of the many free email services where privacy is actually a concern.
Free, ads, spam, have nothing to do with reasonable expectation of privacy.
I have nothing to hide BUT nothing to share --except for those I choose.
So go on over to hushmail.com and then think before replying that google is so great.
Use google to look up In-Q-Tel:
In-Q-Tel sold 5,636 shares of Google, worth over $2.2 million, on Nov 15, 2005. The stocks were a result of Google's acquisition of Keyhole, the CIA funded ...
Hushmail don't deserve recommendation. Did you forget the Hushmail debacle in 2007?
Hushmail is not bad, nor did they violate privacy. They simply comply with court orders which they clearly state when you are signing up. It is not hidden in 10 pages of EULA.
Have you tried Startmail.com from www.startpage.com or Protonmail?