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Re: [tor-talk] Tormail?
On 10/11/11 09:56, tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On 10/11/11 03:30, Gozu-san wrote:
>>> ... If I were using TorMail, I'd do it under the assumption
>>> that they're archiving and reading every single email I send
>>> or receive through it. ...
>> That's a prudent assumption re all providers.
> It's quite different for non-anonymous providers. They are
> restricted by laws, and are held responsible for their
> actions, legally and commercially.
There are many laws, in many jurisdictions, and they're all open to
> If we don't even know where TorMail is hosted, we don't know
> what laws they're subject to, nor whether they're following
> them. And if they're caught doing something illegal, we can't
> track them down in order to hold them responsible.
That's all true. But it doesn't speak to the inverse.
> If I were using GMail, I'd assume that they weren't reading
> my email, but would bare in mind that they could if they
> wanted to, or were compelled to by the US government.
AFAIK, all GMail is parsed for ad selection, and becomes available
through Google's internal search interface. At least, that's the
> If I were using TorMail, I'd assume that they were reading
> my email.
We agree there.
> Your average TorMail account is probably much more likely
> to contain information of interest to hackers and
> governments than your average GMail account.
We agree there too.
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