Here at the Mensago, formerly Anselus, we are very passionate about seeing e-mail take a permanent vacation. How bad could it really be? It’s been around for like, forever, right?
Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
The Guardian, 8/9/2013
Encrypted e-mail service chooses to shut down than give the decryption keys for its users’ e-mail to the U.S. government.
Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP
The Register, 1/27/2016
NSA loves PGP e-mail encryption because while the message contents are encrypted, information about the message is not.
Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence – sources
One of the Internet’s biggest e-mail services 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
Closer examination of public comments from other Big Tech companies about the Yahoo e-mail scandal raises more concerns.
Every single Yahoo account was hacked – 3 billion in all
The initial count of compromised accounts in their 2013 data breach, 500 million, was far less than reality. Oopsie.
Fallout over Superhuman’s email privacy scandal continues
The Daily Dot, 7/9/2019
Premium 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 setup is too hard.