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[liberationtech] WeChat

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 05:58:26 PDT 2013


Sarah Lai Stirland <sarah at personaldemocracy.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone -- I'm curious as to whether anyone on here has used WeChat,
> what they think of it, ...

I would not use any Chinese software if security is a concern. See for
example:
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-08/skypes-been-hijacked-in-china-and-microsoft-is-o-dot-k-dot-with-it

There are some products from credible people available.

Free, open source software for secure online chat, but (last I looked)
not voice or video:
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/

A commercial service offering the lot -- email, voice. ... -- and running
on smart phones:
https://silentcircle.com/



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