[hackerspaces] I am no longer using google mail, you can be one too!

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Aug 22 04:29:24 CEST 2013

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On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:05 PM, FarMcKon <eponymous at farmckon.net> wrote:

> Hey google-using folks (everyone else can skip this);
> If you are on this list, and have been reading the news at all, I'd like
> to lobby you to move your email off of google now.  Their 'No
> Expectation of privacy'* decision and PRISM** participation really runs
> counter to the DIY and user-empowering ethos of hackerspaces.   If you
> want to setup a mail server, or run into trouble moving email somewhere
> else, feel free to reply to this thread.  I'm sure we can help find
> technical expertise to help get your email in more trustworthy hands.
> If you are planning to leave your mail on google, I suggest you also
> mail a copy of your hose keys to the local police station, and invite
> them to search your house anytime.  It will just make the Police State's
> life much easier to do sneak-n-peaks.
> Changing lists.hackerspcaes.org email subscription:
> 1) Log into http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
> 2) Go to 'Subscribrs' section. Enter usename and password a click the
> button 'Subscribers List'
> 3) find your email in the list. Click on it.
> 4) Replace your old email address with your new one
> 5) Continue reading discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org at your new mailbox.
> If anything goes wrong, I run a email support line at
> 'mdjoyce at gmail.com'. Please use the keyword 'Potatoes' in the subject
> line so I know you are serious. (that is a joke (but seriously, email
> matt digital potatoes)).
> Regards,  hack on,
> - Far McKon
> Footnotes:
> *
> http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/newsrelease/google-tells-court-you-cannot-expect-privacy-when-sending-messages-gmail-people-who-care
> **
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2337863/PRISM-Google-Facebook-DID-allow-NSA-access-data-talks-set-spying-rooms-despite-denials-Zuckerberg-Page-controversial-project.html
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