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Shadiness in the Privacy Space: Jonah Aragon's (PrivacyGuides) Failed Attempt to Takeover PrivacyTools.io
5 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 2 Apr 2022
E2E encrypted voice and chat service similar to Discord/Slack?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides | 25 Oct 2021
You could use a Tox front end like qTox or Toxic. It is a fully encrypted end-to-end communication protocol that allows text, voice, and video chat. The github page for the Tox protocol has some useful caveats about the its security.
Tox: Decentralized and Encrypted Instant Messaging
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Oct 2021
It links to a bug report discussion where one of the developers states that they don't understand the security properties of tox very well.
I find that worrying.
7 projects | reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO | 12 Apr 2021
Ouch! Yeah, that was around the time I tried out Tox – did not know about this, though. It's been four years since they were made aware of that crypto hazard, and it seems they have eliminated it.7 projects | reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO | 12 Apr 2021
3 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 28 Feb 2021
Tox has experimental crypto and major vulnerabilities. I wouldn't recommend using it and expecting reasonable security.
aTox 0.6.0 released (and aTox is now also available on F-Droid!)
3 projects | reddit.com/r/projecttox | 28 Feb 2021
aTox also uses an unmodified version of the version of Toxcore that Toxic, uTox, qTox, etc all use: https://github.com/TokTok/c-toxcore/ TRIfA uses its own fork of Toxcore: https://github.com/zoff99/c-toxcore
Signal is Great!
3 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 22 Feb 2021
Tox has experimental crypto and major vulnerabilities, Session has not yet completed it's security audit and is switching protocols soon, which would invalidate any audit anyways, Element (which I think you mean the matrix protocol) and Conversations (which is XMPP) are both lacking in metadata protection (by a lot!). Jami is the only realistic alternative but p2p messengers are just not usable at the moment. Let's not begin as to why telegram is bad because I think wikipedia) roasts them well enough and you can read up on that. I hope I explained everything very well.
How can I add bootstrap nodes alongside with the default ones?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/projecttox | 10 Feb 2021
To run a bootstrap node, see the instructions for the bootstrap daemon.
Help people in Iran reconnect to Signal
5 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 23 Sep 2022
Or Briar, Session, Tox, Element/Matrix, Jami...
The Ultimate Guide to Peer-to-Peer Video Conferencing
2 projects | dev.to | 21 Sep 2022
Tox Chat is a free, encrypted, open-source, decentralized P2P conferencing platform. Its video and voice calling capabilities include many enterprise-grade features like screen sharing, 1:1 chat channels, group chat, and file sharing. Tox supports desktop platforms including macOS, Windows, and Linux and offers iOS (Antidote) and Android (Antox) connections.
SimpleX Chat - the first messaging platform that has no user identifiers (not even random numbers) - v3.1 of iOS and Android apps released - with secret chat groups and server access via Tor.
3 projects | reddit.com/r/netsec | 8 Aug 2022
Nuh, I prefer using p2p chat app https://tox.chat/
Most secure messaging app | Signal | why only signal??
2 projects | reddit.com/r/software | 14 Jul 2022
I will go more with solutions using the Matrix (chat network protocol) or Tox (p2p chat, nice for 1 to 1).
Father remotely reading adult sister's texts
2 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 11 Jun 2022
Not entirely true, apps like Signal, Element, Tox, and some other messaging apps are free and private. Linux distributions (and BSD) such as TAILS OS, Solus and a few hundred others are also free and private. You can also choose to make basic changes like going through your accounts changing all the passwords, setting up 2FA, and locking down the settings every once in a while to increase privacy and security, all for free. Not having a smartphone or phone at all is also really private and can even save you money.
Speek! - A decentralized and anonymous messenger based on Tor hidden services (allows anonymous p2p file sharing) Mac, Windows and Linux
2 projects | reddit.com/r/software | 8 Apr 2022
What would be the advantage of this over Tox?
Anti-censorship tips & tricks
11 projects | reddit.com/r/WayOfTheBern | 17 Mar 2022
A program similar to Discord but respecting privacy?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 13 Feb 2022
Zuckot kivágják az EU-ból, te hol chatelsz tovább a barátaiddal?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/hungary | 9 Feb 2022
Briar, Tox3 projects | reddit.com/r/hungary | 9 Feb 2022
Here is link number 1 - Previous text "Tox"
What are some alternatives?
Matrix Console Web
session-desktop - Session Desktop - Onion routing based messenger
Jitsi Meet - Jitsi Meet - Secure, Simple and Scalable Video Conferences that you use as a standalone app or embed in your web application.
jami-cli - Jami client for terminal
Element - A glossy Matrix collaboration client for the web.
Mumble - Mumble is an open-source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software.
ZeroNet - ZeroNet - Decentralized websites using Bitcoin crypto and BitTorrent network
qTox - qTox is a chat, voice, video, and file transfer IM client using the encrypted peer-to-peer Tox protocol.
GNUnet - GNUnet is an alternative network stack for building secure, decentralized and privacy-preserving distributed applications. Our goal is to replace the old insecure Internet protocol stack. Starting from an application for secure publication of files, it has grown to include all kinds of basic protocol components and applications towards the creation of a GNU internet. https://git.gnunet.org/
TextBelt - Free API for outgoing SMS
Mattermost - Mattermost is an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle.
Tuber - Peer-to-Peer Video Chat for Corporate LANs