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[liberationtech] Feedback req: Tinfoil SMS

Karl Fogel kfogel at
Fri Oct 4 08:48:40 PDT 2013

Griffin Boyce <griffin at> writes:
>  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.

+1 all over what Griffin said.

For the same reason I wear a suit when showing up to a protest :-), it
would be nice to choose app names that don't force potential users to
reconsider their self-identity.  Let's mainstream security, not
marginalize it.


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