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Off-the-Record Messaging

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Off-the-Record Messaging and what they use it for.
  • My way is definitely not overthinked but there should be any more easiest/secure ways?
    To understand more about it read here: - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Pidgin: The Universal Chat Client
    A: Google & Facebook shut down their XMPP gateways to force you into their apps. All the sudden you use Pidgin to communicate with people on google & facebook. At least that was my experience. I used to use Pidgin with OTR[0] for e2e encrypted chat over google & facebook. It was pretty fantastic, messages were inaccessible to facebook and google even with a court order so I didn't need to trust them. Also used... - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • EU law threatening 'commercially painful changes' for tech out tonight
    Why so pesimisstic. In a sane world (and probably in the world where they want to say "just use WhatsApp, we're better!") they'll say "This user is using an unencrypted app. [Paragraph about how all your nudes and contents of bank account will be stolen]. Are you sure you want to send them a message?". In a better world, something like could be implemented, where the user has control of... - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • IRCv3 spec round-up 2021
    OTR is the de-facto standard for encryption on IRC. It's also quite old, so it predates IRCv3. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Welcome to Libera Chat
    There is OTR: but as far as I know there is only one implementation, and it's underdocumented. The protocol itself seems well specified, but there is so much arithmetic in it that I don't trust myself implementing it There are also talks of an OTRv4, shared by XMPP and IRC: but the protocol... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • App suggestions? OTR open source messaging app for android or windows 10 COMPATIBLE W/ CHATSECURE IOS/MAC
    Try Pidgin with the OTR plugin from - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • No OTR plugin in Pidgin and can't install the plugin either. Can anyone help here?
    The OTR plugin is not bundled with Pidgin, as Pidgin didn't write it. You would need to reinstall the OTR plugin from its website at - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Software freedom isn’t about licenses – it’s about power
    I agree with the general sentiment, but the author gets a few details simply backwards: Individual hobbyists care about tinkering with the software of their choice, emphasizing freely licensed source code. These concerns do not affect those who do not make a sport out of modifying code. There is nothing wrong with this, but it will never be a household issue. This couldn't be further from the truth.... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Microsoft in Talks to Buy Discord for More Than $10B
    You can use OTR [1] with some IRC clients to get E2EE. [1] - - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago

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