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[liberationtech] a free, unlimited, encrypted content sharing app

Griffin Boyce griffin at cryptolab.net
Fri Sep 6 22:27:18 PDT 2013


On 09/07/2013 12:51 AM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> Also please provide design documents for how you plan to keep it
> "private" and "secure". -andy 

  Defining terms also helps a lot. Define encrypted -- what protocols
are you using? Is Places based on established technology or new
research? Do you offer perfect forward secrecy, and if so, how are you
defining *that*? Why should people trust a cloud-based system rather
than keeping files encrypted on a USB stick?  Why should people trust
*your* cloud-based system, rather than someone like Least Authority?  If
it's free, what's your business model?

  I like and use lots of closed-source software, and am totally okay
with being pitched on new stuff. ~But~ a lot of these companies coming
out seem to target an interesting market: people who know enough to be
interested in security, but don't know enough about security that they
overlook the total absence of details.  This is a market that nearly
every company targets, so I'm not trying to single Ansamb out, but in an
arena that is so marked by bad providers, transparency is a serious asset.

~Griffin

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