»What is the .asc file?« This explanation is intended to be copied as-is into emails when someone asks about your signature.
The .asc file is a signature which can be used to verify that the email was really sent by me and wasn’t tampered with. It can be verified with standard email security tools like Enigmail, Gpg4win or MacGPG - and others tools supporting OpenPGP.
: For further information on signatures see
: Enigmail enables secure communication in Thunderbird:
: GPG4win provides secure encryption for Windows:
: MacGPG provides encryption for MacOSX:
: Encryption for other systems is available from the GnuPG website:
The European Copyright directive threatens online communication in Europe.
But thanks to massive shared action earlier this year, the European parliament can still prevent the problems. For each of the articles there are proposals which fix them. The parliamentarians (MEPs) just have to vote for them. And since they are under massive pressure from large media companies, that went as far as defaming those who took action as fake people, the MEPs need to hear your voice to know that your are real.
If you care about the future of the Internet in the EU, please Call your MEPs.