Two New Privacy-Friendly Services

Webtorrent: Stream Your Torrents In A Browser


WebTorrent is the first torrent client that works inside a web browser. It written completely in JavaScript and uses WebRTC for peer-to-peer transport. No browser plugin, extension, or installation is required.

WebTorrent connects website users together to form a distributed, decentralized browser-to-browser network for efficient file transfer.

Trezor (A Bitcoin Safe)


Trezor is a safe for storing bitcoins. This USB device creates an isolated environment for offline Bitcoin transaction signing. It is Windows, OS X and Linux compatible. You can backup your bitcoins by copying down a secret passphrase (on paper). You can use this passphrase to regain access to all your bitcoins in case of disaster, loss or theft. Trezor code is open-source and technical decisions are discussed with the wider developer community. Everything can be audited by an independent third party.

I’ve tested this device — the operating instructions were clearly written and I was able to secure my bitcoins without too much hassle. I found it somewhat difficult to get my computer to recognize the device — restarting the computer seemed to help.

Trezor is available on Amazon for about $120.

Eweka: A Reliable European Usenet Provider

Eweka is reliable a Netherlands-based Usenet provider that accepts Paypal and bitcoin. They don’t accept clients from the USA, however. You can sign up from anywhere using a VPN however.

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