Bitmessage - decentralized protocol outside reach of NSA warrantless wiretapping

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Millard Baker, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Is decentralized Bitmessage superior to centralized email services such as anonymousspeech and countermail?

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitmessage

    Popular Science mention of Bitmessage:

    Source: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-08/what-are-your-options-secure-email

    Forbes mention of bitmessage:

    Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspi...revented-itself-from-unlocking-ios-8-devices/
     
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  2. pumpingiron22

    pumpingiron22 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Great post. Look forward to checking it out. So this is similar to cryptocat but its an email?
     
  3. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Bitmessage is not email. Both bitmessage and cryptocat are decentralized. But only bitmessage is P2P; cryptocat uses XMPP server protocol. At least, this is my layperson understanding.

    Also, bitmessage has its own messaging client rather than a browser extension.
     
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  4. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Ok im just starting to post again on meso.... I have to wonder with this bitmessge cant a source such as nsa just put a time stamp or some other tracker on bitmessages and follow them per se'? I mean nsa has had countless secret programs that are still comming to light such as the recent aircraft one where they make fake phone towers and have ur phone connect to those towers to eavesdrop.... I mean nothing is completly secure, this sounds promising but so was tor, and u saw what happened there....
     
  5. heady muscle

    heady muscle Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    It makes me kind of leery if Popular Science and Forbes is mentioning it.
     
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