Tor Project launches secure instant messaging service

Posted on Friday, Oct 30 2015 @ 13:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Tor Project has launched a beta version of Tor Messenger, a new instant messaging client based on Mozilla's Instantbird. The new tool promises secure instant messaging and connects to a wide variety of networks, including Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter, Yahoo, and others.
The Tor Project does mention a catch, though, which is that although the application itself and the way it works is as secure as it could possibly be, the fundamental way in which most chat services operate means that metadata, specifically the relationships between contacts, can still be logged by the chat network's servers.
You can download the client over here for Windows, Linux and OS X.

Via: Neowin

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