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[liberationtech] Report: Messenger apps during humanitarian crises

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 09:40:50 PST 2017


Adoption is the key, right after the election I started telling
activists to move to Signal, but of course FB and stuff are so easy
and accessible, and people in the US think they're "untouchable,"
well..

It's like Amy Goodman's longtime friend said on her election show:
"USA, welcome to most of the World!" he was talking about activists
having to take precautions against their government, national
applicable Constitution et alte notwithstanding..

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at acm.org>
+1 (347) 766-5008


On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Nathalie Marechal <marechal at usc.edu> wrote:
> The Signal protocol is the gold standard of general public messenging
> apps. There are some UX issues and high-risk users should proceed with
> extreme cauion at all times, but it is widely considered the most secure
> messenging app out there.
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> On 2/1/17 11:53 AM, Jay Cafasso wrote:
>> Does anyone know how secure Signal is as a messenger app?
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>> On Feb 1, 2017 09:22, "Steven Clift" <clift at e-democracy.org
>> <mailto:clift at e-democracy.org>> wrote:
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>>     See:
>>     https://engn.it/appsreport
>>     <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__engn.it_appsreport&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=h7KeVKL7ZUFT7MiH6BwFag&m=6JDsb7cOinx0plIp99CTzTUIObw_myW0nXtCTZhG5Dg&s=wCcJ6y7ZUzJQeHAczsrBb5ONudCiil8bqWudXkjtTms&e=>
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>>     In some situations, messaging apps may be the only way that people
>>     caught up in armed conflict or crises can communicate with family,
>>     friends or humanitarian organisations. Many messaging apps have
>>     features that could help humanitarian organisations to reach people
>>     who would otherwise be impossible to contact, or to collect
>>     information that would otherwise be inaccessible. This information
>>     can save lives.
>>
>>     Some humanitarian organisations have already started using messaging
>>     apps to communicate with people and coordinate their activities –
>>     and many others are thinking about it. But there’s still a lot that
>>     we don’t know.
>>
>>     How and why are people affected by crises or armed conflict actually
>>     using messaging apps? When and how is it appropriate to introduce a
>>     new technology that not everyone will be able to access? Could
>>     communicating with people through these communication channels put
>>     them at greater risk?
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