[tor-dev] GSoC 2017 - unMessage: a privacy enhanced instant messenger

dawuud dawuud at riseup.net
Sun Apr 2 16:51:40 UTC 2017

Hi. I registered with Google to be a GSoC mentor for Tor Project.
Hopefully Meejah will agree to be the backup mentor for this
and register today or tomorrow before the deadline on Monday.

Let me know if there's anything else timely that I must do for this.


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:03:44AM +0000, Felipe Dau wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 11:08:29PM +0000, dawuud wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > I suggest making sure your UI follows the pricinples outlined here:
> > 
> > User Interaction Design for Secure Systems
> > http://zesty.ca/pubs/icics-2002-uidss.pdf
> > by Ka-Ping Yee
> > 
> > 
> > for example:
> > "Path of Least Resistance.  The most natural way to do any task should
> > also be the most secure way."
> Thanks David, that is a good suggestion. We did design it with
> security in mind, but there is certainly room for improvement and I am
> going to review the UIs.
> > Does your client support revocation?
> > Ka-Ping Yee says:
> > 
> > "Revocability.  The interface should allow the user to easily revoke
> > authorities that the user has granted, wherever revocation is
> > possible."
> That will also be included in the review. An example of something that
> unMessage does similarly is enabling presence. By default you do not
> tell your contacts when you are online (i.e., you do not connect to
> all of your contacts on startup), but it is possible to enable which
> contacts you wish to notify (as well as disable).
> Do you think the tasks for the project should be a mix of
> code/structure and UI improvements?
> P.S. I opened issues for all your suggestions and mentioned you on
> all of them. I just realized that is probably very annoying - I'm
> sorry for that. Let me know if you would like to copied though.
> Thanks,
> -Felipe

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