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posted by Dopefish on Sunday March 02 2014, @04:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the hide-away dept.

AnonTechie writes "The Tor Foundation is moving forward with a plan to provide its own instant messaging service called the Tor Instant Messaging Bundle". The tool will allow people to communicate in real time while preserving anonymity by using chat servers concealed within Tor's hidden network. In planning since last July as news of the National Security Agency's broad surveillance of instant messaging traffic emerged the Tor Instant Messaging Bundle (TIMB) should be available in experimental builds by the end of March, based on a roadmap published in conjunction with the Tor Project's Winter Dev meeting in Iceland.

TIMB will connect to instant messaging servers configured as Tor "hidden services" as well as to commercial IM services on the open Internet."

 
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03 2014, @02:34AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03 2014, @02:34AM (#9878)

    One word: IPv6. The limitations in the 32-bit address space of IPv4 ensure that the Internet continues to be divided into those who have a publicly routable static IP address, and those who can only be clients because their IP keeps changing, or worse yet, live behind one or more NATs. All of this goes away with IPv6, and it really is the only way to go forward.