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Old 01-20-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Best Skype alternatives for privacy instant messenger on ubuntu?


Hello,

I am looking for an instant messenger with better privacy than skype since its for company private chatting, what are best options for ubuntu and android?

I been reading about jitsi is as good as they say it? or what other options can anyone recommend me?



Thanks, any help is appreciate!
 
Old 01-20-2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:49 PM   #3
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https://www.wickr.com/wickr-support/
https://www.androidpit.com/best-inst...ps-for-android
http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20...Messaging.html
 
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:15 AM   #4
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wickr
Hey guys thanks for the replies

Just one question is wickr as good and private as they said it is? Since they claim is used by "world leaders, executives, journalists, human rights activists and your friends" and is this peer to peer or with central server like whatsapp? is this better than signal private messenger or silent circle or textsecure or jitsi? I am asking since they are recommended by snowden for what I have read, just wanted to understand why.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_te...ncryption.html

Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2016, 09:13 AM   #5
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Many companies that I have worked with use VPN on all their equipment, including their phones, even carefully going so far as to (properly) issue unique private certificates to every single device and to keep track of them all centrally. Then, they use a messaging application that communicates, through the VPN portal, with a company server. And the Sword of Damocles is hanging over the head of anyone and everyone who doesn't use this method, exclusively, to discuss company business. Of course, every conversation is recorded for all time.

If you "simply want to talk to your buddies without casual eavesdropping," Wickr looks like a system that has been designed in the right way. However, I would still presume that somebody out there has the means to decipher your conversations. (Therefore, if you are discussing a drug-deal, you're out of luck ... "and, you should be, you !") The difference is that "a helluva lot fewer people will be able to do it."

Certainly, "Google has no business knowing about everything you say to anyone. Nor do they have the right to sell that data, even 'in aggregate,' to advertisers." (The Internet world-at-large has not figured that out yet, because this insane national-security(!) vulnerability has not been exploited ... yet.) It is entirely within your rights to put your personal conversations "in a sealed envelope." Just as you should be encrypting every significant e-mail that you send.
 
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Yes, wickr is peer-to-peer (p2p)
 
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:30 AM   #7
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Yes, wickr is peer-to-peer (p2p)
Thanks for the reply, so, this is te best option by far right?
 
Old 01-21-2016, 11:35 AM   #8
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Can also try tox. It's a in development skype replacement
https://tox.chat/
 
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:36 AM   #9
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Wickr seems pretty good!

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Old 01-21-2016, 11:39 AM   #10
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Thanks will be using it!!

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