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."

@fribbledom That's some of the most oxymoronic enterprise speak I've heard in a long time wow


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 Keybase has one of the most strange success stories... Unbelievable...

@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 which this acquisition will usher".

Ah, and I'm using pass on Linux. :)

@fribbledom 😂
Can't claim they don't have a sense of humor!

@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!


<cynical> Why? That's our only hope of ever getting rid of Canonical.

@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. 👏

@lightone @fribbledom like the startup version of the pump and dump scam, make an OK product, get acquired, run away with cash, and repeat

@fribbledom best part from keybase blog

keybases future in zooms hands 😂😂

like shitting on a pancake and hoping not to taste shite

@fribbledom I was not so skeptical about #GitHub when it got acquired by #Microsoft because Microsoft have been heading in the right direction for a while now.

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?

@fribbledom an operating system? Like Chrome OS except it's Keybase instead of Chrome
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