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[liberationtech] Wicker: Déjà vu all over again

Aymeric Vitte vitteaymeric at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 09:40:22 PDT 2014


Le 10/06/2014 16:19, Joshua Kopstein a écrit :
>   I get pitched on the latest "magic" email encryption
> snakeoil regularly.

That's not magic but the initial idea of Peersm was to exchange 
encrypted data anonymously inside browsers (so from any device, no 
installation) without any third party in the path being aware of what's 
going on, now the idea has been extended to pure multi-sources p2p for 
anonymous/encrypted download/streaming.

Currently the interface is not designed for chat but it would be easy to 
implement, right now you can upload your message inside your browser, 
encrypt it and send by whatever means you like the hash_name of the 
message and the encryption key to other people so they can download the 
message and decrypt it (painfull to do? Not really, it's fast and it 
does worth it, I take always the same example but personnaly I am quite 
upset each time someone is using a dropbox or snapstuff to send personal 
family photos), of course that's a standalone app inside your browser 
and not a "web site" .

I don't see any cons from Nathan's list, except:

- the current phase is using our servers to relay the data but they 
don't know what it is, where it's coming from and where it's going. The 
servers disappear with the target phase where peers (browsers) are 
relaying the traffic.
- the code is not open source (except the initial node-Tor code on git) 
but might become, anyway it's a javascript code, so impossible to hide 
and easy to check.

I could add other pros I believe.

It's using the same encryption than Tor since it is based on the Tor 
protocol.

Regards

Aymeric

-- 
Peersm : http://www.peersm.com
node-Tor : https://www.github.com/Ayms/node-Tor
GitHub : https://www.github.com/Ayms




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