Techcrunch: It’s 2014. Do you know where your security is? On Tuesday, Google published a full account of the current state of encryption in email, revealing that some leading providers like Comcast and France’s Orange encrypted nearly none of the email that approached its servers. The news this week seemed to confirm many of our worst fears about the state of security on the Internet (as it does most weeks).
In China, this week marked the 25th anniversary of that government’s crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. Of course, “marking” is a turn-of-phrase, as Chinese citizens were blocked from accessing information about the event or discussing it due to the government’s heavy censorship on the web. As the satirical Onion wrote in a headline, “Chinese Citizens Observe 25-Year Moment Of Silence For Tiananmen Square Massacre.”