Re: Seems to me: how to get free unrestricted comms in 'autocratic' regimes
I haven't talked to my friends at Microsoft recently but the entire history of Skype, (written in Eesti by Kazaa P2P programmers who actually remembered life under the Soviet Union), meant that it was originally the "compromise free" version!
The 'attack' against Skype mostly was a paper exercise: First someone printed billions of dollars for eBay to buy Skype, then when there still wasn't a large enough attack surface, someone printed another wodge of billions more for MS, result = computer network exploitation success.
If MS had any free-will, which they don't as they have to abide by U.S. laws, then they'd come out with SnowdenSkype based on an obfuscated SSH start-up, using similar technologies to SAIC NetEraser.
Instead, my team has been quietly asked to look at free/open ITU-R unlicensed-band industrial/medical/scientific radio-frequency based mesh networks, no, not at Wi-Fi, but at 13.56MHz , using NVIS antenna loops (near vertical incident skywave technology, also known as cloud-warmers!)
At least my colleagues at GCHQ can do some nice traditional radio-spookery tracking the ISM rf packets, amongst the background noise, or read the academic papers?