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Re: [tor-talk] Vidalia error message with TorBirdy

> Katya Titov:
>> adrelanos:
>>> http://web.monkeysphere.info/
>>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/monkeysphere/?src=search
>> Thanks adrelanos.
>> Do you have any thoughts on the amount of effort involved in using
>> Monkeysphere?
> No. I never came to look into it more throughly and the low number of
> users, discussion and as far I found, project activity, never
> motivated me. So it was a good time to point you at it, after you
> asked for it.
> By the way, an interesting search term might be:
> site:tails.boum.org monkeysphere

Very interesting. In particular:


which points out that replacing the CA hierarchy with a web-of-trust
hierarchy just isn't that simple! One of the the other pages links to:


which spells out the trust aspects quite well. I guess that many of us
will trust EFF through their reputation. But the developers behind
Monkeyspere ... not so much.

>> I've never recommended this to others because of the
>> additional work involved, and as I'm sure you've seen on this list
>> recently there are some people who seem to struggle with things that
>> most of us take for granted, like email list usage.
> I see the point.

And given the Tails experience I'm not sure that it's worth the effort.

>> Do you use Monkeysphere in Whonix? (It's been a while since I spun
>> up the VMs ...)
> No, although I find it interesting in principle. And you're the first
> one who ever asked.

Again, I would say not worth the effort at the moment.

Thanks for the pointers!
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