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Silent Circle CEO Mike Janke Explains Why Encrypted Email is "Broken"

ITProPortal interviewed Silent Circle CEO Mike Janke about why he suddenly shut down his company which used to offer an encrypted email service. While he admits that the company is working on a new solution for encrypted email, he explained the challenges with keeping emails private. "Email is fundamentally broken, the architecture of email was made 40 years ago," he told ITProPortal. "We could have been coerced by a number of governments to hand over the metadata and all that metadata is just as valuable as the content."

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