Encrypt and you shall be protected, says Snowden

From Edward Snowden’s Q&A session at the Guardian:

Q: Is encrypting my email any good at defeating the NSA survelielance? Id my data protected by standard encryption?

Snowden: Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on. Unfortunately, endpoint security is so terrifically weak that NSA can frequently find ways around it.

One more good reason to use the Nimbus library for JavaScript Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE+JWT) 🙂