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How GnuPG Works

I first used GnuPG 21 years ago, to securely communicate from Germany with my US-based girlfriend at the time (who became my wife of by now 17 years). That was before the web (I discovered it in December 1993), and connectivity was over a modem, "somewhere" in the company that paid my salary. This modem…

Google, Mail and PGP — but what about the keys?

Techcrunch reports that Google will release a plugin for the Chrome browser that makes PGP-based encryption much easier for webmail users, such as Gmail users. That's cool! Mozilla, I hope you are right behind! But the article leaves out the most important question: who will have access to the keys? Chances are that Google will…

Digital signatures on JSON payloads — let’s call it ‘jsonsig’

I'm finding myself wanting to digitally sign JSON content, keeping the signature and metadata inside the JSON file, and I'm largely coming up empty looking for a solution that exists already. I only found: Camlistore: it signs JSON documents but creates an "outer wrapper". It's also a bit too specific to Camlistore for my needs.…