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Delta Chat: e-mail based messaging, the Rustocalypse and UX driven approach [YBTI/wefixthenet session] - dvn

36c3-oio - Resilience & Sustainability - 12/29/2019

Delta Chat is an e-mail instant messenger that is just becoming available on all platforms.
Unlike other offerings, Delta Chat is no platform and operates no own servers.
Instead it uses existing SMTP/IMAP servers to send and receive messages.
We'll talk about the current development status on all platforms, our new
Rust-core based approach, our decentralized e2e-encryption facilities (not requiring
keyservers, and safe against active attacks) and how we are generally driving
developments from UX and security perspectives. We also aim to showcase
"burner accounts", a new concept that we are developing and discussing
with activists in eastern european countries and asian cities.

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