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[liberationtech] Comments on Internews new "information security guide"

Peter Fein pete at wearpants.org
Tue Nov 13 07:51:23 PST 2012


The question about Skype's encryption has always seemed somewhat secondary
(though still important). The primary concern is who has the keys and who
do they share them with.

Answer: Skype, and whoever they feel like:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/11/09/skype_gave_data_on_a_teen_wikileaks_supporter_to_a_private_company_without.html


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>wrote:

> And we know that not to be true?
>
> #Activists: Pls read abt #Skype #security issues & potential alternatives
> http://urlite.de/secVoIP_wiki #secVOIP
>
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have recently seen Internews' new internet security guide.
>>
>>
>> http://www.internews.org/our-stories/project-updates/speaksafe-new-toolkit-safer-online-and-mobile-practices-media
>>
>> I wonder if anyone else on the list has seen it, or whether anyone knows
>> who authored it?
>>
>> I'd very much like to speak with them, as I'm quite concerned about a
>> number of items in the guide. The most noteworthy being that Internews
>> seems to have proclaimed Skype a completely acceptable technology, with no
>> evidence of its encryption being broken. I'm not sure this is false, since
>> backdoors don't need to break encryption in order to function, but, well...
>>
>> I will be reading through the guide at length in coming days and invite
>> Internews to contact me publicly or privately regarding the content.
>>
>> Look forward to comments from the list.
>>
>> Brian
>>
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