[guardian-dev] Google's new App Signing service
hans at guardianproject.info
Tue May 23 08:55:14 EDT 2017
I think the more practical, less paranoid read of this move is Google
trying to take control over more of the Android ecosystem. If they can
get app developers to let Google to the whole release process, that will
make it harder to also release the app on other app stores.
> This is not only happening on mobiles. Since about one year, your add-ons on Opera and Firefox are "verified". If developers do not let their add-on veriefy, they are suspended.
> What also poped into my eyes was point "3. Permanent Enrolement". If you have a well going app and the name is in all ears and mind, you will lose that name should you decide to get out of the GPAS.
> If Michael's and Nathan's fears - I do share them - are true, then apps can only be securely downloaded and installed from developers own website.
> Tricky move.
> On May 19, 2017 3:12:04 PM GMT+01:00, Nathan of Guardian <nathan at guardianproject.info> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 19, 2017, at 07:29 AM, Michael Rogers wrote:
>>> Paranoid people might suspect that this simultaneous move by Apple
>>> Google is the result of political pressure to provide some means of
>>> adding/removing functionality, such as end-to-end encryption.
>> You read my mind.
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