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[liberationtech] eternity USENET (Re: Internet blackout)

Guido Witmond guido at
Fri Jun 28 12:56:55 PDT 2013

> I think the key is that it's time to *also* support the "average"
> user.  We can't stop working to create systems that are as secure as
> possible for the people who are directly targeted and whose lives are
> at risk -- but we also cannot only support that very motivated individual.
> If we can improve the baseline - making everyone more secure from a
> variety of threats, we start winning at a much longer-term game; and
> we make the extra mile that people on front line have to do to be even
> more secure a bit less challenging.
> This means tools have to be easier, and need to be usable at a basic
> level without training.  Is the level of security they'll be at good
> enough for {insert problematic context/country here} ? No, of course
> not, but it's a hell of a lot better than an unpatched WinXP box with
> out-of-date anti-virus and outlook express.
> I feel like the ladder for security tools is missing rungs on the
> bottom 2/3ds of it, and we're at an amazing (and frightening) point in
> history to build those rungs in.

Plugging my ideas again:  Not suitable for activists and
whistleblowers. Good enough for the common man and woman.

Available under AGPLv3.

Cheers, Guido.

PS with some help and financing it will be finished quicker.

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