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New Twitter for paranoids uses Bitcoin and BitTorrent to hide from NSA

15
Jan
2014

Fearful of the NSA after all of the Snowden leaks, an engineer in Brazil is creating a secure and decentralized Twitter alternative that uses two tools beloved by digital renegades: Bitcoin and BitTorrent. While Miguel Freitas enjoys using Twitter and thinks Twitter has done a good job resisting the government’s request for user data, he is still worried about any one company having too much information. And while Twitter posts are public anyways, users trust Twitter with information such as their IP address and direct messages. “As much as I like using Twitter for news reading, the possibility of a single entity being able to control this important flux of information made no sense to me,” Freitas told Wired. With

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