More NewsFreenigma vs. Contextual E-mail Advertising

Freenigma vs. Contextual E-mail Advertising

Freenigma is a free Firefox extension that scrambles your e-mail into gobbeltygook until you enter a password. In a world of warrentless wiretapping and other forms of domestic spying, it's not at all hard to understand why a cryptography package might appeal to many e-mail senders and receivers. But as usual, there are marketing implications, too

freenigma.jpgFreenigma is a free Firefox extension that scrambles your e-mail into gobbeltygook until you enter a password.

In a world of warrentless wiretapping and other forms of domestic spying, it’s not at all hard to understand why a cryptography package might appeal to many e-mail senders and receivers.

But as usual, there are marketing implications, too. Gmail ads are likely to be pretty un-contextual when displayed next to what appears to be columns of random text.

via BoingBoing

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