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[liberationtech] Building a encrypted mobile network

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Wed Jun 12 03:58:39 PDT 2013


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On 11/06/13 17:47, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>> Concealing these patterns would require users to send and
>> receive dummy data even when they weren't sending or receiving
>> calls, which would drain their batteries and data allowances. It
>> would be possible to build such a system, but I don't think
>> anyone would use it.
> 
> I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that somebody
> would have a device running orbot with a (non-exit) relay that sits
> at home, plugged in, running over wifi.  Or, some small plug
> computer with a headset hookup that functions the same.  Or on
> their main machine that just runs all the time.  All that's needed
> then is a mechanism to leave a text message when the other person
> isn't at home (Torchat, maybe Bitmessage, etc.).

Well yes, if you take the mobile out of mobile security, the problem
gets easier. ;-)

Seriously though, I agree that this could work really well on a
Freedombox or similar.

Cheers,
Michael

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