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[liberationtech] Skype Co-Founder Launches End-To-End Encrypted 'Wire' App

Joseph Lorenzo Hall joe at
Sat Mar 12 04:47:31 PST 2016

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 5:35 AM, carlo von lynX
<lynX at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 05:35:04PM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
> Interesting that Germany is seen in such positive light.
> Germany has a Patriot Act "light" legislation whereby if
> the Wire app has more than 10000 users it can be obliged
> by authorities to provide a 24/7 backdoor into their
> systems. In this case compliance is easy if it can be
> added to the binaries being distributed...
> Not sure if this is accurate, however.

Wow, Carlo, do you have any pointers to more about this German law?

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
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