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Theo Goodman presents - an Introduction to nym (a new backbone for pirate communications)

• Theo Goodman Presentation

Nym is building the next generation of privacy infrastructure. In the current climate, the prospect of having any privacy online is disintegrating. All current technology is lacking with regards to maintaining privacy. A private messenger like Signal might encrypt a message's contents, but metadata identifying the timing, sender and receiver is accessible by powerful third parties that monitor the internet and can readily identify users. This information is in many ways more valuable than the contents of messages. It can be used to predict your personal characteristics and preferences. The necessary technology to guarantee online privacy has remained underdeveloped until now for reasons related to limitations in computing, networking, research and funding. We believe that it is now possible to overcome these limits and deploy technology that provides strong privacy guarantees, avoids trusted third parties, and is resistant to surveillance.