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[liberationtech] ChatSecure (Gibberbot!) v12 for Android is out

Axel Simon axelsimon at
Thu Oct 24 05:25:17 PDT 2013

On 2013-10-24 12:01, Ben Laurie wrote:
> On 24 October 2013 08:01, Nathan of Guardian
> <nathan at> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> "The Guardian Project’s award-winning open-source app “Gibberbot” 
>> for
>> Android, has been rebranded to “ChatSecure” for its version 12 
>> release,
>> unifying the branding with the iPhone and iPad apps, while offering
>> major updates in security from the device through the network."
> Can you explain why it needs these permissions:
> use accounts on the device
> find accounts on the device
> view configured accounts
> add or remove accounts
> ?

I believe it is because ChatSecure adds its own account on the device, 
likely to enable linking with people in your usual address book.
But I'll let Nathan answer that in more detail. :)

Great stuff otherwise, congratulations to the Guardian Project!

Any chance it will appear soon in the Guardian Project f-droid repo?
It doesn't seem to be there now: gibberbot-latest.apk 19-Aug-2013 12:33 
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