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Re: [Taler] Synchronization and backup

From: Florian Dold
Subject: Re: [Taler] Synchronization and backup
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:17:19 +0100
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Basically everybody with an iPhone or (non-rooted) Android phone is
using some backup/sync functionality, at least for address books.  I
would not consider Dropbox for power-users at all, I've e.g. seen it in
use at universities by people very far away from CS.

Saying that this is power user functionality and we should not try make
it usable *and* secure/anonymous is something I strongly disagree with.

Your argument so far amounts to "let's give up on this", even though
this is something normal users today expect and know from the software
they already use.

- Florian

On 02/16/2018 05:09 AM, Jeff Burdges wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-02-16 at 04:15 +0100, Florian Dold wrote:
>> This does not cover the case where I (or rather normal users that want
>> to use Taler) have my laptop, my desktop machine, my phone, maybe a
>> tablet, and I do not want to have different wallets on them, they
>> should
>> be kept in sync as fast as possible.
> Insecure crap like Drop Box is already basically a power user thing.
> We're only talking about crpyto-party attendees who might copy key
> material between wallets, not normal users.  
> I could imagine Taler wallets cooperating over BlueTooth, NFC, Wifi,
> etc. so that funds can be pooled from different devices, not necessarily
> owned by the same person, to buy a single contract.  We need an
> electronic transport to simplify the key material transport problem even
> for either syncing or withdrawal backup, but collaborative buying
> provides Taler unique advantages, like in restaurants. 
> Jeff

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