> What logic is this?

I have already explained it. If you can't understand it I don't think I can explain it any better. You should really try to look beyond your own computer and understand that communication involves other hosts too and that changing your mail server is not enough as a measure to ensure privacy of communication.

> Almost any provider is less abusive than Google.

These are generalizations. Just like saying that Mozilla respects your privacy better than Google.

> At least choose one that promises you privacy and has to breach their promise to abuse you.

I already have that. And "at least" it is from a provider who understands security down to the chip. I am completely against the large scale mischief of Google but it would be unfair to disregard the excellent technical expertise of people who work there. Let's not forget who announced the Spectre and Meltdown (hint: it wasn't FSF). And before you jump at me with another "Gnullelujah, you will rot in hell as a sinner" - I am not recommending anything here. I am just saying what I do in a time of searching for better alternative, not that you should do the same (especially when you don't know what you are doing, as it seems).

> Meanwhile you are so worried about what happens in ring-3? Again, where is the logic?

Again: how many times? It is no different from running Windows, installing LibreOffice on it and feeling relaxed that in this way your computer won't leak data through your office package.

> My house can be broken into with a sledgehammer so I should get rid of the door?

That is not a correct metaphor. Nobody is destroying your computer. A correct metaphor would be: who cares about the super lock of your door when your key can be accessed by someone else at any time without you even knowing about it? You don't seem to understand that something like Intel ME has full access to every single bit of data (including every key stroke) and can modify and transmit it while you are running your favorite Trisquel and Tor, using non-US based mail service with E2E encryption and thinking that you are safe in that setup. It can even do that while your system is shut down as long as the power cable is plugged in.

> As you yourself show, you are not serious in your approach to privacy.

What is your approach? To simply tell others that their approach is wrong? You didn't even know what a protection ring is before it was mentioned, yet you tell another that he doesn't understand, you speak about PhD's and what not. Does that make you serious? Or the fact that you object to anything which you fail to even look at?

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