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[liberationtech] New Yorker debut's Aaron Swartz's 'Strongbox.'

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at infosecurity.ch
Wed May 15 12:00:47 PDT 2013


On 5/15/13 7:17 PM, Sarah Lai Stirland wrote:
> http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/05/strongbox-and-aaron-swartz.html 
>
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> http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2013/05/strongbox-the-new-yorker-investigates.html
While i really appreciate the "extremely high paranoid" approach of 
"deaddrop", from a quick overview it seems a little bit overkill.

Imho:

- it goes over a reasonable/widely acceptable level of usability that an 
average journalist can accept, with dedicated/specialized procedures 
that maybe difficult to be effectively accepted, for example, by 
volounteer journalist or activists.

- technically, it does provide an high architectural complexity (very 
well done, but complex!), that increase the effort required to setup, 
manage and maintain the infrastructure for the technical team (that 
maybe run by volounteers).

The very highly paranoy approach of "deaddrob" is very nice, we need 
diversity of approach in whistleblowing, but i think that the 
operational complexity is too high for general uses.

At GlobaLeaks we're doing a whistleblowing framework that's want to 
"lower the entrance barrier" to run a secure whistleblowing platform, 
making it easy and cheap to run and maintain, while keeping it secure 
with strong anonymity in mind, but flexible enough for different context 
of use (see Threat model link in the footer at https://globaleaks.org/).

-- 
Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
http://logioshermes.org - https://globaleaks.org - http://tor2web.org




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