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Re: [tor-talk] GoldBug.sf.net: Encrypted Messenger
I think you sent this to the wrong address..
> Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:31:16 -0400
> From: grarpamp@xxxxxxxxx
> To: tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] GoldBug.sf.net: Encrypted Messenger
> > I would be pretty surprised if the EFF were behind the press release
> > you mention. EFF press releases are always written in very good
> > English, and that press release is not; nor is the website. It seems
> > very unlikely to me that the EFF would let a project like this go live
> > without making sure the press release was idiomatic and grammatical.
> > And as you note, it seems EXTREMELY unlikely that the EFF would be
> > involved in a project like this without linking to it from their blog,
> > website, or twitter account.
> > (Finally, remember: don't run binaries from people you don't know.)
> Agreed on all accounts and more.
> First thought I had when I saw it was...
> "Haha, Windows binary... spiffy webpage... *GoldBug*... really?
> Sounds like the perfect Bitcoin stealing malware".
> And someone's pushing, perhaps even targeting, these communities
> with this? Oh my.
> I'd given it some early leeway... colossal marketing mistakes and
> rocky project starts do happen... but given use of their names in
> the 'release' and its proliferation, I think EFF and CCC do need to
> make a statement, probably not a good one, and soon.
> Here are some other opinions, all bad...
> And other as yet undeveloped references...
> [my forward of course]
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