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[liberationtech] Group needs a 'secure' and 'anonymous' means to communicate

Steve Weis steveweis at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 09:21:42 PST 2012


What is the threat model? Who is the adversary? Would you trust third-party
service providers with the contents of the conversation or does
communication need to be only visible to participants? If you think it's
the latter, is the concern that a service provider could be compelled to
reveal the conversation?

How do people join? Will they have a secure side-channel to communicate,
say, a URL? Is there a pre-established set of participants or do you need
to handle arbitrary participants joining in?

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 5:14 AM, Frank Corrigan <email at franciscorrigan.com>wrote:

> I am working with a UK based group and they want to enable better remote
> over the web participation in meetings for those who cannot attend in
> person. One possible application identified is Pidgin with OTR (Secure
> Instant Messaging), can anyone suggest any other ways to communicate
> that offer similar 'secure' and 'anonymous' means to communicate, but
> crucially easy to use for the not so tech minded?
>
> Does anyone know of any useful services/methods to set up
> temporary/disposable 'secure' and 'anonymous' online chat rooms?
>
>
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