Holmes Wilson is an Internet freedom activist whose work mixes mass mobilization and software tools. He is a co-founder and board member of Fight for the Future, the activism organization that was instrumental in defeating the infamous US site-blocking laws SOPA/PIPA, fighting for net neutrality rules in the US and Europe, opposing law enforcement crypto backdoors, and more recently challenging the use of face recognition tech by US law enforcement and products like Amazon Ring. He also previously co-founded Miro, a free software video player based on Bittorrent and RSS, and was a campaign manager at the Free Software Foundation. He’s currently building Quiet, a local-first, peer-to-peer team chat app. Quiet differs from Slack, Discord, Matrix, and Signal in that it does not require that users trust a third party server or run their own. Instead, data syncs directly between clients over the Tor network, with no server required.
Episode | May 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 17 mins
messaging, privacy, security, technology
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin and Holmes Wilson about Quiet, a Tor-based peer-to-peer messaging project.