Tor Messenger Beta: Chat over Tor, Easily

Today we are releasing a new, beta chronicle of Tor Messenger, formed on Instantbird, an present messaging customer grown in a Mozilla community.

What is it?

Tor Messenger is a cross-platform discuss module that aims to be secure by default and sends all of a trade over Tor. It supports a far-reaching accumulation of ride networks, including Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter, Yahoo, and others; enables Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging automatically; and has an easy-to-use graphical user interface localized into mixed languages.

What it isn’t…

Tor Messenger builds on a networks we are informed with, so that we can continue communicating in a approach your contacts are peaceful and means to do. This has traditionally been in a client-server model, definition that your metadata (specifically a relations between contacts) can be logged by a server. However, your track to a server will be dark since we are communicating over Tor.

We are also vehement about systems like Pond and Ricochet, that try to solve this problem, and would inspire we to demeanour during their designs and use them too.

Why Instantbird?

We deliberate a series of messaging clients: Pidgin, Adam Langley’s xmpp-client, and Instantbird. Instantbird was a pragmatic

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