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Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
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Monday, March 09, 2015  

Ricochet - Anonymous and Serverless Instant Messaging That Just Works

Ricochet is an experiment with a different kind of instant messaging that doesn't trust anyone with your identity, your contact list, or your communications. Features include: a) You can chat without exposing your identity (or IP address) to anyone; b) Nobody can discover who your contacts are or when you talk (metadata-free!); c) There are no servers to compromise or operators to intimidate for your information; and d) It's cross-platform and easy for non-technical users. Ricochet is a peer-to-peer instant messaging system built on Tor hidden services. Your login is your hidden service address, and contacts connect to you (not an intermediate server) through Tor. The rendezvous system makes it extremely hard for anyone to learn your identity from your address. Ricochet is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Tor Project. For more information, you can read about Tor and learn about Ricochet's design or protocol (or the old protocol). Everything is open-source and open to contribution. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:52 AM
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