[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox 'bump/hi-five' challenge

Erik Harmon erik at erikharmon.com
Fri Jun 24 22:38:02 UTC 2011

I agree. But there seemed to be a desire for the ability to exchange keys
for clandestine communication as well, since you need to do it somehow.


On Jun 24, 2011 2:43 PM, "ian at churchkey.org" <ian at churchkey.org> wrote:
> On 06/24/2011 05:25 PM, Erik Harmon wrote:
> > Color coding keys is good, but even the presence of a particular public
> > key on one's keyring could be incriminating or suspicious. Even if the
> > same person wants to do secret and casual communication, it's probably a
> > good idea to more strongly segregate those identities.
> If having a certain keyID on your phone is too dangerous, than this
> phone app is probably not the right way to exchange information.
> However, nothing says that you have to have the actual key on your phone
> to have a keyid stored as one of your identities.
> People could even intentionally carry the key fingerprints of
> politically unpopular activists in their phone app's list of identities
> so that the actual activist is not the only one with that identity on
> his/her phone. Depending on the circumstances, that would fall somewhere
> between running a Tor exit node and standing up to yell "I am Spartacus".
> -Ian
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