April 25 2024 GM

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Glitter Meetups

Quiet: A Secure Slack Alternative for Groups that Outgrow Signal

We will talk about Quiet, a team chat that Holmes Wilson is building for groups that need the privacy of Signal but also team management features like channels and organization-level access control, without running their own server. Holmes will give a short demo of Quiet in whatever format makes the most sense for folks attending. Quiet is built on Tor and does not require a server to work. Someday it will even work locally offline in an Internet shutdown scenario, at an office or in a meeting, for instance.

  • Featured guest bio: Holmes is an activist for Internet freedom and online privacy. Before starting Quiet, he was one of the founders of the US-based activism NGO Fight for the Future, which fought for stronger privacy laws and the right to encrypt in the US, and more recently has had big wins against biometric surveillance like face recognition in the US.

What is Glitter Meetup?

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IF Square on the TCU Mattermost, at 9am EDT / 1pm UTC. It is a text-based chat where digital rights defenders can share regional and projects updates, expertise, ask questions, and connect with others from all over the world! Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.


The notes will be posted here.