EFF Moan about libpurple logging

Eric Richie eric at adium.im
Tue Jan 3 23:09:57 EST 2012

On Jan 3, 2012, at 11:05 PM, Zachary West wrote:

> On Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 07:57 PM, Kevin Stange wrote:
>> On 01/03/2012 09:08 PM, Peter Lawler wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> For those who may not be watching Twitter....
>>> https://twitter.com/EFF/status/154394005940088832
>>> 'Tell @pidginIM and @adium: ask users whether they want to log chats,
>>> don't just turn it on'
>> What an obnoxious comment. Why not just post a suggestion to our
>> mailing list rather than try to stir up an angry mob?
> It's part of their "holiday wishlist" (for us/Adium at least) and they have filed a ticket about it. But, specifically OTR chat, we Adium supports natively (and Pidgin requires a plugin) so I guess they split the difference and tweeted about logging in general.
> If someone physically compromises your system, does it really matter that there's chat logs? If someone cares, wouldn't they disable it? Seems like a weird thing to worry about.

It also wouldn't have helped with the Bradley Manning thing. Doesn't matter if you're logging or not if the other side is... :\


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