Here at the Anselus Project, we are very passionate about seeing e-mail take a permanent vacation. If it seems like that passion is unfounded, consider the articles in this reading list. For those who would rather just get to the point, each article has a quick summary.
The Guardian, 8/9/2013
Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
Encrypted e-mail service chooses to shut down than give the decryption keys for its users’ e-mail to the U.S. government.
The Register, 1/27/2016
Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP
NSA loves PGP e-mail encryption technology because while the contents of a message are encrypted, information about the message is not.
Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources
One of the largest e-mail providers built a search engine so U.S. intelligence could read any of its users’ e-mail.
A Scandal that Reveals More Than It Says: Yahoo Scanned All Users’ Mail for the Government
Scrutinizing public comments from other Big Tech companies reveals additional cause for concern.
Every single Yahoo account was hacked - 3 billion in all
The initial count of compromised accounts in their 2013 data breach, 500 million, was revealed to be far less than reality. Oopsie.
The Daily Dot, 7/9/2019
Fallout over Superhuman’s email privacy scandal continues
Premium exclusive e-mail startup violates privacy of all its clients and their contacts even after making changes to make it slightly less creepy.
DMARC’s abysmal adoption explains why email spoofing is still a thing
E-mail technology designed to prevent phishing largely not used because it’s too hard to implement.