Yeah, ok. Keybase is deader than dead.
"So, our shortest-term directive is to significantly improve our security effectiveness, by working on a product that's that much bigger than Keybase. We can't be more specific than that, because we're just diving in."
Two years later:
"Did you like our signature service?
Then you'll LOVE our set of licensed standard libraries for secure doorbells! We've already partnered with no one you've ever heard of!"
@fribbledom I'm a SW guys with some background in security, and honestly, that quote is not what's worrying me. It's basically business code for "right now we're being pulled in to look at Zoom from a security standpoint, and we have no idea how bad or good it is". I'd be more worried if they'd said "now we'll be working on the big changes to keybase.io which this acquisition will usher".
Ah, and I'm using pass on Linux. :)
@fribbledom I didn't particularly like keybase to start with, or think it was a very good idea, but this makes it a truly terrible one.
@fribbledom What would scare me more is something unthinkable like Microsoft acquiring Canonical. THAT would be a nightmare!
@fribbledom Congratulations, Keybase main team! *And I mean it*. Achievement unlocked. Creating something, making it somewhat interesting, selling it - was the original plan? The idea most likely was inspired by their previous startup - OKCupid. 👏
@fribbledom best part from keybase blog
keybases future in zooms hands 😂😂
like shitting on a pancake and hoping not to taste shite
But the last section of that announcement blog post confirmed that they're just dead fish in the water.
I guess I kind of knew this was going to happen when they switched from verifying identities to just instant messaging; but I least expected it to be #zoom, of all companies!
@fribbledom keybase sounded very dead already when they added "cryptocurrency" as a top-level function in their client.
So they were either scammers, or criminally gullible. Or both.
@fribbledom Such a shame. I saw a "key management" tool that purported to be better than keybase, but do you know of any serious contenders to replace what keybase does as a way to prove connectedness?
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