[Noisebridge-discuss] P2P messenger!

Matt Thrailkill matt at thrailkill.org
Thu May 14 23:20:59 UTC 2015


No Linux port?

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 5:09 PM, grey <artkiver at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cool, though bittorrent's migration away from F/OSS implantations makes
> claims of security impossible to audit. I know I am not the first person to
> criticize that shift; indeed despite your organization's recent round of
> layoffs, I knew people who left long before over such things. And quite
> rightly.
>
> There are already protocols with multiple client implementations which
> offer end to end encryption with perfect forward secrecy and have source
> available to audit such as SILC and OTR. Indeed, I even released and
> encrypted VM last year showcasing how one can tunnel OTR over SILC, for
> those who are too inexperienced to know how to do such things themselves.
>
> Good luck! I hope you go back to having open source implementations in the
> future. As it stands, last I looked, BitTorrent inc does not even use a
> signed developer certificate from Apple and your uTorrent client cannot be
> installed on OS X without making a Gatekeeper exception, which is very poor
> form. I have increasingly fewer reasons to trust BitTorrent personally and
> would advise others to be more mindful of the codebases they adopt that are
> "free" yet unavailable for peer scrutiny.
>
>
> On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Adam Munich <adam at aperture.systems> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Bit torrent released a p2p messenger today! I know you're the type of
>> crowd who likes security, so I figured it'd be worth sharing.
>>
>> http://labs.bittorrent.com/bleep/
>>
>> Cheers,
>> -Adam
>>
>
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