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Tor Releases Messenger Beta For Secure Chat (thestack.com) 16

An anonymous reader writes: The anonymous community Tor Project has released a beta version of its Tor Messenger app – a chat platform which it intends to promote among users concerned with digital privacy and security. Like the onion routing Tor Browser, the app has been designed to protect the location and the routing data of the user, and transferred information via the open source Off-The-Record (OTR) protocol.
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Tor Releases Messenger Beta For Secure Chat

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  • by Anonymous Coward


  • Is the 'instant chat' slower than TOR Snail Mail? https://lists.torproject.org/p... [torproject.org]
  • Too late for Ross Ulbricht, I see.

  • Cool! Shame it's gonna be illegal in the UK soon...

    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Re "Shame it's gonna be illegal in the UK soon"
      Yes with older efforts like "Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security" (6 September 2013) http://www.theguardian.com/wor... [theguardian.com]
      "codenamed Cheesy Name, was aimed at singling out encryption keys, known as 'certificates', that might be vulnerable to being cracked by GCHQ supercomputers."
      Thats the key to gov thinking on any consumer grade secure applications.
      If that fails 'responsible for identifying, recruiting and running covert
  • The image TFA uses shows an iPhone. I was excited to see a mobile app... the site itself? Downloads for Windows/Mac/Linux.

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