Out in the Open: Take Back Your Privacy With #Briar (title edited) | WIRED
You and your contacts keep complete control your data, but you needn’t setup your own computer server in order to do so. Plus, you can send messages without even connecting to the internet. Using Briar, you can send messages over Bluetooth, a shared WiFi connection, or even a shared USB stick. That could be a big advantage for people in places where internet connections are unreliable, censored, or non-existent.
Briar is the work of computer scientist Michael Rogers, security expert Eleanor Saitta, interaction designer Bernard Tyers, software engineer Ximin Luo, and a few other volunteers.