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    And while we’re at it, if a $BigBrother should compel GnuPG to embed code to siphon off private keys and I install that update (or my OS auto-updates), BAM same “conceptual security flaw.” It’s not without warrant, but at a certain point, you’re a wacko nutjob who insists on building your own car and writing all your own software, not that you have the expertise to do either well if at all and you get yourself scooped up (or killed) all the same.

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      Yeah this e2e link was probably too controversial to post here.

      I think it’s important to weigh things rationally rather than letting everything slide to the extreme. This attack is almost inevitable compared to your GPG hypothetical.