skilithead, on 10 October 2012 - 04:32, said:
Forgive me ,but your assuming alot of problems right at the get-go . As far as other providers data problems ,beats me. All I know is , I have used them for over 3 years without a single glitch .
truly amazing. Sign me up! I'm happy you've never had problems. It's the only ISP / mail provider I've ever had anyone tell me (or I've personally experienced) that after a # of yrs, NEVER had a problem w/ accts becoming locked or PWs that suddenly "don't work" or accts got spoofed / hacked. But, I'm also sure there are LOTS of AT&T DSL (AND GMX email) customers that NEVER had to have BOTH their DSL & master email PWs reset - several times - by tech support. But I have & it was never "my fault." Always "system glitches," or "unknown reasons," so they said. The fact that you've never needed a PW reset on Lavabit proves nothing, least of all that it never happens - to others. Statistically - it's almost a certainty it will happen to some, eventually. If Lavabit was THAT good, they'd be the # 1 provider. They may be better than most, but there are humans
designing & running their system.
One can take your approach & "hope it never happens," w/ no idea of the outcome or aggravation, when there is no "emergency plan" in place. No successful company w/ any inkling of risk analysis operates like that. No engineer designs a project w/o a back up plan, or built in safety measures.
Raa, that's exactly how they want you to think. That's exactly what gov'ts of the world want citizens to think - that they have no right to privacy. The subject of my post was NOT, "Do you think I should worry about email scanning violating my privacy." I wasn't asking
for opinions if Google - type providers were violating privacy. If you like 'em, use 'em.
I'm always amused that the "desire for privacy" and "they must have something to hide" are mistakenly linked. That reminds me of McCarthyism propaganda (many are too young to remember & slept thru history class). Because some don't value or care about privacy, doesn't mean it should be eradicated.