Let us impact the material world

Nelson Castillo nelsoneci at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 19:24:28 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Paul Wouters <paul at xelerance.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Nelson Castillo wrote:
>> I think encrypted messages are crucial for freedom. I also think most
>> people don't know how easy it is for others to see what they send
>> through the networks. I cannot wait to see those Encrypted messages
>> traveling free through _their_ networks to deliver _our_ messages.
> That means:
> - Phase out SMS in favour of IM (SMS char limit makes crypto hard, cheaper too)
> - Use OTR with IM (http://otr.cypherpunks.ca)
> I am not sure at the current state of IM clients, but there are
> python bindings for OTR at http://pyotr.pentabarf.de/
> I will go at it as soon as I can order my Freerunner in Canada


Doesn't IM requiere permanent connection? For status updates, etc?

I'd like to know what you think about two things:

1) We know email is broken (at least unsafe and prone to spam)
2) What is the best alternative for this scenario? Is it really IM?
3) Are there other (IP-based) protocolos suitable for delivering the
encrypted messages?



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