[messaging] EFF Secure Messaging Scorecard

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue Nov 4 09:01:42 PST 2014

On 11/04/2014 11:43 AM, Joseph Bonneau wrote:
> First version launched today: https://www.eff.org/secure-messaging-scorecard
> This was a collaboration between tech advisers (primarily Peter Eckersley
> and myself) and a good team of people with experience in journalism and
> activism and there were necessarily some compromises made. The primary
> goals here were:
> (a) simplicity for users (and journalists) to draw some conclusions about
> what's out there right now and we had to make a lot of compromises to keep
> things simple for end-users to understand.
> (b) reasonable carrots for some of the traditional messaging apps to add
> security features, get audits, and publish source code.
> Hopefully we will be launching a more detailed version next year with many
> more evaluation criteria but would be curious to hear feedback on this
> version from other folks working in this space.

Thanks for your work on this, i'm happy to see it!

I'm a little surprised that chatsecure+orbot (which gets positive marks
in all categories) isn't included in the "featured tools" (it is in the
"all tools" view).  it seems like it should be moved to "featured tools"
to me.


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