urn:uuid:99658031-1790-57a9-8289-4a678ffc1a16 Topic: P2P – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-11-08T22:29:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:1a7d38d8-2b1c-4c40-8933-fd052e8c2142 2022-11-08T22:29:00Z 2022-11-08T22:29:00Z Don’t record your social life on an append-only social network The tech behind peer-to-peer (P2P) social networks such as Secure Scuttlebutt enforces permanency. Absolute permanency isn’t what you want in a social network. <p>Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) is an alternative, self-governed, distributed social network without gatekeepers. You only see updates and mentions from people you follow, so moderation isn’t as much of an issue as on Twitter. However, the technology that powers the platform is ill-suited for sharing things with our ever-changing social circles.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/append-only-social.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:65e3ad7c-5c04-43e1-9dd7-b2785f28c7a2 2022-01-24T17:31:00Z 2022-01-24T17:31:00Z How a Hypercore P2P innovation could bring more privacy to IPFS IPFS want’s to replace HTTPS as the web’s content delivery protocol. However, it can’t do that without improving on user privacy. Hypercore has the solution. <p>The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), like many other peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks, has a privacy problem. IPFS clients constantly broadcast what they want to download and what is available for upload. Anyone that can observe your network traffic, like an internet service provider (ISP) or other snoops, can see what you’re sharing.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/dht-privacy-discovery-hash.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ec589569-6851-44eb-ae99-d12deacd57ab 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z A privacy review of Tribler, the onion-routed BitTorrent app An in-depth privacy and security review of Tribler, a more private BitTorrent client backed by an onion/layered encryption proxy relay network. Is it anonymous? <p>Tribler is a free and open-source file-sharing app for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. It adds something unique to the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol: onion routing. Onion routing, best known from the Tor Browser project, is a network routing scheme that relays connections via multiple proxies. Tribler encrypts your connections in layers, so that each relay proxy only knows the IP address of the next and previous hop in the routing chain. This system can help provide more anonymity and obscure what you’re downloading and from where from prying eyes.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/tribler-onion-routed-bittorrent.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:05c72b2d-18f7-4a13-9e72-f2131d511a7b 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z 2021-08-09T13:22:00Z How to make Windows Update prioritize Delivery Optimization downloads How to get Windows Delivery Optimization to download updates from PCs on your LAN network (or the internet). Reduce internet data/bandwidth usage with LAN P2P. <p>Windows Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing service for software from Microsoft. It works with Windows Update and updates from the Microsoft Store. The service can help reduce your data/bandwidth usage, and free up limited internet bandwidth for other activities. It can optionally also download from other Microsoft customers over the internet.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-delivery-optimization.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:822dfeea-a002-41f5-8269-4151c246f762 2020-12-30T00:39:00Z 2021-01-15T03:17:00Z Brave adds support for IPFS distributed P2P websites The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server. <p>The Brave browser recently added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) protocol in its beta release channel (desktop only). IPFS is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol that can be used in web browsers to visit websites that are hosted by the website’s visitors instead of a central web server. This is called the distributed web. For the last two decades, the open web has been on a steady course into the hands of a few behemoth multinational companies. The distributed web is a tool that can wrangle back control from the few and hand it back to the many.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/brave-ipfs.html">Read more …</a></p>