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Firefox 41 integrates Free Built-in Instant Messaging and Video Chat to Your Browser

Firefox 41 integrates Free Built-in Instant Messaging and Video Chat to Your Browser

September 24, 2015Khyati Jain
Mozilla launches Voice and Video Connect with the release of Official Firefox 41.0 Release . After significant improvements done in the Firefox Nightly experimental build of version Firefox 41.0, the stable release has a lot to offer. How would it be experiencing a seamless communication – video and voice calls and text messaging being directly built in your browser? Here's How: Mozilla has launched the stable release of Firefox 41.0 , equipped with project " Firefox Hello " offering free VOIP and instant messaging services through WebRTC ( Real Time Communication ) channel. Firefox Hello had already arrived last year via Firefox 41.0 Beta release with an aim of improving user's experience by providing them with free voice and video calling features, irrespective of additional software or hardware support. By adopting Firefox Hello : Both the parties don't need to have same browsers, software or hardware. No sign-up other than — Secure 'Off-the-Record' p2p Encrypted Messaging Service — Secure 'Off-the-Record' p2p Encrypted Messaging Service

March 09, 2015Wang Wei
In this post-Snowden era of mass surveillance, being out-of-reach from the spying eyes really doesn't mean they can not get you. So, if you are concerned about your data privacy and are actually searching for a peer-to-peer encrypted messaging service, then it's time to get one. " " — an open-source peer-to-peer browser-based messaging application that offers secure communication by making use of "Off-the-Record" (OTR) Messaging , a cryptographic protocol for encrypting instant messaging applications. OTR (Off-the-Record) is one of the most secure cryptographic protocol that offers strong encryption for real time communications i.e. Chatting and Messaging services. Off-the-Record simply means that there is nothing on the record, so nobody can prove that two parties had an Internet chat conversation or said anything specific. uses WebRTC to exchange messages via decentralized peer-to-peer communication , which means chat logs bet
TextSecure: End-to-End encrypted and Open Source Messaging app

TextSecure: End-to-End encrypted and Open Source Messaging app

March 04, 2014Mohit Kumar
With revelations of NSA spying and some of the most jaw-dropping surveillance leaks, many people feel unencrypted and central-server service is bad in most of the cases, but end-to-end encryption can be used to reduce this problem. Worldwide Government surveillance raises privacy concerns and acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook also made us think about the security concern with chat applications as well; though it was not so secure previously. People who care about having their SMS and Instant messages protected from prying eyes, now they can use end-to-end encrypted services, like  TextSecure .  It is a free Android-based messaging app, completly open-source , easy to use and designed with privacy in mind. Encrypting the stored data on the servers is as important as transferring data over an encrypted connection, but the most important factor of the encryption is that ' who has the decryption key '. If the company has the keys, then Government could snoop through your fi
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