Very cool and well worth pursuing, I think!
New episode "Your first OTR chat with Jitsi" is online:
Overview episode briefly showcasing all cool features.
Replacing "ZRTP" with "encrypted" (both easier and cooler).
Replacing "Off the record" with "encrypted".
I've been mulling with this idea too, but the problem is that you end
up referring to two very different things (giving you different types
of protection) with the same name. "Encryption" is a little bit like
"secure" - way too overloaded and misused a term.
Show download link at the end of all videos.
Maybe a small intro for each video pointing out some essential benefits
(open source, encryption by default etc.)
The goal is to keep these as short and punchy as possible. The vast
majority of people don't know or care about Free Software, and don't
appreciate what "encryption by default" means.
As an example, we were debating whether to even describe fingerprint
verification in the video tutorial. Why? Because it will scare away
many people. It's a counter-intuitive process (who wants to deal with
"fingerprints" and such gobbledygook?), and privacy has so little
value for most people that they simply will not bother with all this.
Implementing the Socialist Millionaire Protocol (part of OTR, see
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/Protocol-v2-3.1.0.html for details) will
make this process slightly less painful for people, but Jitsi has not
implemented this yet. In the end we decided to include manual OTR
fingerprint verification in the tutorial due to the potential danger
of guiding people to fall for a MITM attack.
Also note I'm reluctant to make such claims (encryption by default)
when the OTR implementation of Jitsi has bugs that do not actually
provide encryption by default. The user still needs to click on things
(and of course, nobody does) - see
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