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Access to the Perpetual βeta is now exclusively over SSL. Why? Tim Bray put it best:

“If only the ‘controversial’ stuff is private, then privacy is itself suspicious. Thus, privacy should be on by default.”


“In many parts of the world, for example the United States, it is quite likely that employees of your government are collecting and archiving quite a lot of the traffic flowing across the Internet … For these reasons, I am convinced that privacy by default is generally in the better interests of society as a whole.”

The simple truth is that privacy matters. It’s important. It’s worth taking a stance on.

Plus, let’s be honest, encryption is cool… and it’ll be useful when I pass the secret plans over to Natasha in Moscow!1

  1. A little “fuck you” to our friends over in Fort Meade↩︎