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On 08/26/2013 09:26 AM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> Mix networks are, however, a well technique. Onion networks, which
> are related, are widely deployed right now in the form of Tor, and
> work well. I see little reason to believe mix networks would not 
> also work well for instant messages and email (see my other
> thread, begun yesterday.)

What is considered acceptible latency these days for IM or e-mail?
Supposedly, the highest acceptible latency for web browsing before the
user gets bored and closes the tab is two or three seconds
(supposedly...), so where would the lag for e-mail or IM fall anymore
before users give up on it?

That is a serious question, by the bye.  People's standands of what is
and is not acceptible effort and speed seems very skewed to geek
standards these days.  If those figures for web browsing are accurate,
and if two clicks to start the TBB really are too much for people
today... realistically speaking, what would be required to make secure
communication apps worth it for many people?

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