[Operators] Google status?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Aug 13 22:49:52 UTC 2014


On 8/13/14, 1:30 PM, Philipp Hancke wrote:
>> A cynical person could also make a counter-strike: display some warning
>> popup in the regular XMPP clients each time somebody tries to start a
>> new chat with a user @gmail.com and doesn't receive a response in 2
>> minutes.  "Warning: the person you have tried to contact uses gmail.com.
>>   It is possible that their account has been migrated to the Hangouts
>> platform and that Google has silently discarded chats you send them.
>> Please click here for a help page you can email to your contact to fix
>> their account."
>
>
> Well, this logic can be refined. The broken resources start with
> "Messaging".
>
> Not sure why nobody at Google cares, but they didn't bother with
> activating TLS.

Even though we defined server-to-server encryption 10 years ago and the 
folks at Google still haven't implemented it yet, I remain hopeful that 
they will see the light eventually. (And yes, I realize that hope is not 
a strategy.)

Peter




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