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[liberationtech] Skype Open Letter: CALL FOR SIGNATORIES

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Wed Jan 16 12:07:47 PST 2013


On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe at cdt.org> wrote:

> (first post!)
>
> While CDT can't sign[1], I wanted to ask a question. (Since we can't
> sign on, I don't want you to feel like you have to answer!)
>
> I was wondering: why the focus on Skype and MSFT?
>

I must admit that your asking this question as a CDT staffer is suspect;
isn't CDT funded by Microsoft?


>
> If I were to answer my own question, I'd probably say the focus is
> simply due to the wide usage base of Skype, its' relative usability and
> the fact that it was at one time considered very e2e-secure.  However, I
> wonder if this isn't more powerful as a more general open letter that
> talks about the principles you note and what kinds of measures
> (propreitary?) e2e communication technologies can take, using Skype as
> an example.  Maybe another good answer is a letter has to have an
> audience and making it more general might make it more of a
> less-powerful statement than a directed letter with asks at the end.
>
> best, Joe
>
> [1] CDT rarely signs on to things.
>
> On 1/16/13 11:58 AM, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
> > Dear Privacy Advocates and Internet Freedom Activists,
> >
> > I call on you to review the following draft for our Open Letter to Skype
> > and present your name or the name of your organization as signatories:
> >
> > http://www.skypeopenletter.com/draft/
> >
> > The letter will be released soon. Feedback is also welcome.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > NK
> >
> >
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