revered cryptographer Phil Zimmermann

For example, I used the email encryption feature at the time, but I also later switched off email notifications, so that feature was useless to me.

Also, who the hell uses PGP in the year of our lord 2023? Even the inventor of PGP, the revered cryptographer Phil Zimmermann, said he wasn’t using PGP back in 2015.

“The irony is not lost on me,” Zimmerman told me in an email at the time.

Zimmermann said that the main reason he wasn’t using PGP is that he couldn’t run the necessary encryption software on his MacBook, since Symantec bought PGP in 2010 to incorporate the technology into its own products.