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  • GNU Jami Taranis Released For Free Software Conferencing, Peer-To-Peer Communication

    Phoronix: GNU Jami Taranis Released For Free Software Conferencing, Peer-To-Peer Communication

    GNU Jami "Taranis" has been released as a major update to this free software project for peer-to-peer communication and SIP-based messaging. GNU Jami is what previously started out as SFLphone and then GNU Ring for initially being focused on softphones...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...U-Jami-Taranis

  • #2
    Sounds great for criminal activity.

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    • #3
      Yes, soon simply having curtains on the window and turning off radio on the phone will be considered a criminal activity.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ddriver View Post
        Sounds great for criminal activity.
        Sounds even better for being a private citizen who shouldn't have to cope with multiple nervous, paranoid governments who believe that the only route to stability is control and surveillance.

        When surveillance is available, surveillance is the first tool used. And the people with the tools don't always follow the laws. In fact, they're often worse than criminals, since being a part of the enforcement system offers you protection from breaking its laws. Whistleblowers rarely have successful careers.

        Naive proponents of the idea that only criminals should have things that they want to hide should apply that logic to those in power before slapping it on everyone else. If the government can decide that there are things that you're better off not knowing, than so can a private citizen.

        There are many areas of the world where people can lose their jobs, their families and their lives for simple decisions like what they want to believe, who they want to love, and how they express that love in a consenting relationship. Sadly, those areas really aren't as far away as we like to pretend. Let's do our best to protect everyone by normalizing the idea that people have a fundamental right to privacy.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ddriver View Post
          Sounds great for criminal activity.
          I mean, so does https

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ddriver View Post
            Sounds great for criminal activity.
            It only sounds great but is not though. Most devices are unsafe from the moment you turn these on. No amount of crypto apps will prevent spying when your device itself is not absolutely safe.

            Anyhow, my favorite video call software has been Jitsi. It is so easy to use that all one needs to do to invite someone is to send them a link in a text or email. People do not need an account, they do not need to leave their email address or personal details, they do not need to install any software, but it is entirely web-based and free to use. Even people who have never used video conferencing can easily join and chances are it works without doing anything but clicking the link. Especially around the holidays when one wants to contact people who generally stay away from the Internet and electronic devices (like grandparents) is this a very friendly tool.

            PS: I gave your comment a Like, because of how people get upset about it instead of realizing that you wrote "Sounds great", but did not write "Is great"... Gotta hone those reading skills, folks!
            sdack
            Senior Member
            Last edited by sdack; 24 December 2021, 12:15 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Terrablit View Post

              Sounds even better for being a private citizen who shouldn't have to cope with multiple nervous, paranoid governments who believe that the only route to stability is control and surveillance.

              When surveillance is available, surveillance is the first tool used. And the people with the tools don't always follow the laws. In fact, they're often worse than criminals, since being a part of the enforcement system offers you protection from breaking its laws. Whistleblowers rarely have successful careers.

              Naive proponents of the idea that only criminals should have things that they want to hide should apply that logic to those in power before slapping it on everyone else. If the government can decide that there are things that you're better off not knowing, than so can a private citizen.

              There are many areas of the world where people can lose their jobs, their families and their lives for simple decisions like what they want to believe, who they want to love, and how they express that love in a consenting relationship. Sadly, those areas really aren't as far away as we like to pretend. Let's do our best to protect everyone by normalizing the idea that people have a fundamental right to privacy.
              Very well said.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ddriver View Post
                Sounds great for criminal activity.
                Not really. On one end of spectrum, there are drug cartels and terrorists and similar advanced groups that have their own tooling, and will never take the risk of using anything digital if they had to do something important.

                On the other hand, many criminals aren't smart enough to know what is good encryption and which app is privacy respecting. After all, they are criminals, not IT/security experts.

                As a result such opensource projects are more useful to privacy conscious nerds, IT/security experts (and their friends and families), political dissidents and journalists. Though a small percentage of these projects may gain a bigger audience (think signal or jitsi) but not as often as in commercial projects.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ddriver View Post
                  Sounds great for criminal activity.
                  I'm going to assume any of the following:

                  A) Trolling attempt
                  B) Social clueless
                  C) Joke
                  D) Naivety

                  Then let me tell you that the important criminals, those with a brain, those with power, operate perfectly on plain sight and don't require any encryption to communicate. Never needed it, besides many of them are in power and commit crimes with total impunity and with help by law enforcement.

                  Your idea of a criminal is that of what the media portrays as a criminal.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ddriver View Post
                    Sounds great for criminal activity.
                    Do you accept being a criminal for not sharing your complete details, or at least real name in comment sections? What are you hiding?

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