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[liberationtech] The missing component: Mobile to Web interoperability (in Internet Freedom Technologies)

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at
Sat Sep 14 10:06:29 PDT 2013

On 09/14/2013 06:03 AM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> Hi all,
> i would like to notice that in those "internet freedom space" there's 
> a missing component in the communication security landscape, that's 
> the ability to interoperate between "Web" and "Mobile" for 
> communication security technologies.
> The user have only those two platform, a browser and a mobile phone 
> with downloadable apps.
> Everything else requiring to install an application over a desktop 
> computer is IMHO destinated to be a total failure.
> So, if that's a valid assumption, we need focus on having "internet 
> freedom technologies" working on a web browser and as mobile phone 
> apps, being interoperable among them
> Everything else is IMHO a waste of time and money.
> Let me identify 3 major area where those kind of stuff should apply:
> *Realtime Instant Messaging:**
> *Web Browsers support, trough CryptoCat, realtime instant messaging 
> with OTR
> Mobile Client support, trough Gibberbot, ChatSecure, TextSecure 
> realtime instant messaging with OTR
> The GAP is: The technologies are not "interoperating by default" but 
> they could and should do it, by default.
> *Voice:**
> *Web Browsers now speak WebRTC with DTLS-SRTP encrypted communications.
> Mobile Clients now speak ZRTP for encrypted communications.
> The GAP is: We need Mobile Clients that interoperate with Web Browsers 
> trough WebRTC, within a federated telephony system.

As far as internet freedom, federation is a sign that something isn't 
working very well and
should be fixed lest it become a central point of failure.

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