lee at guardianproject.info
Thu Jan 16 11:20:33 EST 2014
Do you see the problem as Silent Circle's incorporation having been
filed in the USA or that many of the partners are American nationals?
On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Peter Villeneuve <petervnv1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree that they'll likely continue to use Tivi and just rebrand it.
> They're very good at FUD marketing and not so good at releasing their
> complete source code.
> More importantly, SilentCircle suffers from a major Achilles heel that will
> be difficult to overcome.
> Quite simply, they're an American company, and that means they're subject to
> National Security Letters just like Lavabit.
> Plus, the CEO is a former Navy SEAL, which in itself means nothing, but does
> hint at close ties to the "usual suspects..."
> Yes I know they have Zimmerman and Callas on board, and while I would trust
> them given their history, who's to tell me the company hasn't been
> infiltrated à la Bullrun?
> Who exactly is behind this company? Where did the millions in marketing come
> Perhaps I'm being overly paranoid, but to me, nowadays, security/privacy and
> US company in the same sentence sounds like an oxymoron.
> As usual, it all boils down to transparency and trust.
> What are other people's thoughts on this?
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM, ShootAKite at riseup.net
> <ShootAKite at riseup.net> wrote:
>> I speculate Blackphone will be TiviPhone branded with Silent Circle
>> similar to the current Silent Circle mobile app.
>> my source:
>> Existing Silent Circle app uses tiviengine
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