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[liberationtech] Adium w/ Facebook, or Google Talk

ei8fdb at ei8fdb.org ei8fdb at ei8fdb.org
Mon Jul 2 06:56:03 PDT 2012


Hello Frank,

I have used Adium for at least 4-5 years. It is a very good piece of 
open source software.

It is possible to secure all communications through Adium using OTR 
(Off-The-Record) crypto. [1]
I would leave commenting about the security of OTR to others, but in my 
view it is secure (except multiuser chats, and file transfers).

I have Facebook chat, and GTalk configured on Adium, but do not use 
them as preferred communications channels.

GTalk certainly was working this morning when I was using my Mac (if it 
wasn't it would notify me with an error). You can configure it for GTalk 
by following the steps. [2]

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-the-Record_Messaging
[2] http://support.google.com/talk/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=24075

I hope that helps.

Bernard

On Mon, 02 Jul 2012 06:42:23 -0700, frank at journalistsecurity.net wrote:
> I wonder if people here recommend the open source freeware Chat tool
> Adium?
>
> http://adium.im/about [1]/
>
> And whether they would recommend using it with Facebook?
>
> Or, if not, Google Talk?
>
> Thanks! FS
>
> Frank Smyth
> Executive Director
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