Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Privacy Lovers:
saying they will perform "content scanning and analyzing of your
communications content" on all emails sent through Yahoo accounts. Talk
about abusive! Yahoo is giving users just 30 days to switch over to
their new email platform, starting June 1st (that's tomorrow). Please
see the press release below for details.
The good news is that I've been helping to develop a privacy-friendly,
paid email service called StartMail, which will be fully PGP encrypted
and will not scan user communications. After two years of development,
StartMail goes into internal beta testing on June 24th. As we work to
develop powerful privacy alternatives to big brother surveillance, your
support means more now than ever.
StartMail will be offering temporary trial accounts this Fall so you can
kick the tires and let us know what you think. lf you'd like to receive
one of these free accounts, please sign up as a beta tester at
This is an exciting time to be working on privacy. Thank you for being
part of the solution!