Search Mailing List Archives

Limit search to: Subject & Body Subject Author
Sort by: Reverse Sort
Limit to: All This Week Last Week This Month Last Month
Select Date Range     through    

[liberationtech] Does anyone know anything about this app's security?

Collin Anderson collin at
Sat Nov 5 15:39:07 PDT 2011

I find the idea of siloing activism into networks that lack a critical mass
of non-activists to be counterproductive. By communicating in the network,
you naturally limit messaging to the pre-initiated without apparently
gaining much in terms of discovery or privacy. For that matter, I think the
last population I would want to appeal to at times is the type of person
that would install an app to find new protests to attend. Immediately the
application stigmatizes the process of communication by being about
politics -- rather than a platform that is content neutral. I wish the
developer luck and appreciate their ambition, but I could never see this
used outside of small cliques of highly politicized individuals.

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 1:51 PM, ilf <ilf at> wrote:

> On 11-05 09:00, Yosem Companys wrote:
>> We were concerned that the authorities could use the app themselves to
>> identify protesters. Therefore we decided to ask for no personal data at
>> all of protesters, merely their name, gender and email.
> What do they need gender and mail for?
> --
> ilf
> Über 80 Millionen Deutsche benutzen keine Konsole. Klick dich nicht weg!
>                -- Eine Initiative des Bundesamtes für Tastaturbenutzung
> _______________________________________________
> liberationtech mailing list
> liberationtech at
> Should you need to change your subscription options, please go to:
> If you would like to receive a daily digest, click "yes" (once you click
> above) next to "would you like to receive list mail batched in a daily
> digest?"
> You will need the user name and password you receive from the list
> moderator in monthly reminders.
> Should you need immediate assistance, please contact the list moderator.
> Please don't forget to follow us on!/Liberationtech

*Collin David Anderson* | @cda | Washington, D.C.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the liberationtech mailing list