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FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Twinlinked on Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:19 pm

Hey Guys,

Any of you ever used FireChat?

I like the idea of it supposedly using WiFi directly between two devices instead of through the internet. I like the idea of not needing internet/cell signal

Any experience with it?

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  CA$H on Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:23 pm

CSIS scans for it....I can tell you that....

I don't touch it, but its a knock off of Bluetooth
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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:46 pm

CA$H wrote:CSIS scans for it....I can tell you that....

I don't touch it, but its a knock off of Bluetooth

Scans for it meaning what Tris?

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Twinlinked on Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:16 pm

I like the idea of communicating without needing a network,

but it does sound a little sketch..

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Diragi on Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:03 pm

Joyous_Oblivion wrote:
CA$H wrote:CSIS scans for it....I can tell you that....

I don't touch it, but its a knock off of Bluetooth

Scans for it meaning what Tris?

Because people use it because it's "off the grid", like TOR, it makes you more suspect of using it for "nefarious" purposes.
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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:06 am

Diragi wrote:
Joyous_Oblivion wrote:
CA$H wrote:CSIS scans for it....I can tell you that....

I don't touch it, but its a knock off of Bluetooth

Scans for it meaning what Tris?

Because people use it because it's "off the grid", like TOR, it makes you more suspect of using it for "nefarious" purposes.

The Old Republic?

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Diragi on Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:24 pm

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Twinlinked on Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:33 pm

got a weird error on that link.. something about handshakes failing..

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Diragi on Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:52 pm

Weird... no issues for me and it's a legit site.
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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Twinlinked on Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:42 pm

Ah ok, works now,

Interesting I can see that some people done want their traffic being watched.

Problem is.. Is it for legit personal security or cause I are doing something wrong..

I dont care as much about the security, its the idea that if there are no networks two devices should still be able to talk to each other.. As long as they are physically close enough of course..

I can see how this is appealing to illegal activities too though

I signed up for it to give it a look, got a to be of "conform subscription" requests the next day tho, FYI

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Re: FireChat is this a thing?

Post  Diragi on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:16 pm

For TOR the case we jump to is, naturally, illegal and covert uses -- which would be a bad idea btw because it's been shown that the NASA has it cracked (of course).

Another use is anonymous reporting out of hostile regimes, and activities like that.
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