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[liberationtech] Feedback req: Tinfoil SMS

Griffin Boyce griffin at
Tue Oct 1 02:09:55 PDT 2013

On 10/01/2013 04:44 AM, Travis Biehn wrote:
>  I see no reason to chill competition with whisper systems offerings.
> The stego option is appealing, I'm assuming you'll be trying it with MMS?

  The field is large enough that several competitors could have healthy
userbases at the same time.  I like diversity of offerings.  But having
said that, developers should always be ready to defend their creation. 
Whisper Systems has a very good (and deserved) reputation, and any other
telephony product/service needs to have a solid feature set and use-case
in order to be successful in this space.

  My feedback is that Tinfoil SMS will not gain much traction as its
name marginalizes its users.  Wanting more security is not sketchy. 
Wanting privacy is not a "tinfoil hat" situation.  Cheekiness can be
good, but this is a space where you start out at a disadvantage and
having a name that inspires confidence is important.


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