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Hoot Fluegelhorn

01 Jun, 2016 07:46 PM

Hi Guys,
For your consideration:

Clearly with FISAAA on the radar screen it is prudent to encrypt any information you want to store on a cloud drive.
Encryption is for nerds.

Combine this, and you get the privacy equivalent of "unstoppable force meets unmovable object", in that the reason for the masses to adopt encryption is ever increasing, while the learning curve of current tooling is too steep to enable this adoption.

So, throw a bit of marketing in the mix and get something like:

Project Red Folder. duh duh daaaaahhhh

The user is guided through the easiest of wizards to get all set up in GPG after which he can create as much RED folders in his cloud folder of choice, and throw any kind of data at those folders. The presentation to him (from his enrolled PC and mobile devices) are just files in a folder living in his cloud drive. (A bit like drivelock, but even better). For the outsider of course only encrypted folders are visible.

Today gpgtools isn't going to cut it. It requires too much knowledge about the concepts and facilities of GPG.

So yeah.

So in order to democratize encryption the first order of business is to rethink the presentation of the tooling. If your mom understands how it works, you're on the right track.

I hope you'll put this concept on the roadmap. There is money in a tool like that; Heck, I'd buy it myself.

Take care,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 08 Jun, 2016 08:25 PM

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    Hey Hoot,

    welcome to the GPGTools community support platform. Thanks for taking the time to send in your suggestion.

    We basically agree with everything you wrote. But these things are not trivial. We have a plan where we are going. And we have some great improvements to make OpenPGP usage a lot more seamless. What you describe is a great concept. And it's definitely in the idea pool for a longterm roadmap.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Hoot Fluegelhor... on 09 Jun, 2016 11:57 AM

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    I know. Simplicity is the most complicated thing one could ask for !


  3. Steve closed this discussion on 09 Jun, 2016 11:58 AM.

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