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Pixelated and Secure Communication

“We need secure communication for a free society,” says Erik Dörnenburg, head of technology for Europe and product manager for Pixelated. “We don’t know where mass surveillance...where access to information will lead us as a society.”

In this episode of the Thoughtworks Podcast, we take a look at Pixelated, an open-source project to make user-friendly encrypted webmail accessible to everyone. Johannes Thönes talks to Erik and to Folker Bernitt, a lead developer for Pixelated and a security specialist, about why secure communication is essential to a free society and how Pixelated tries to make encryption easy and accessible.

After taking a dive into Pixelated’s architecture and cryptography, we finish by looking at the future of Pixelated and a call to the open-source community for contributions.

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