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February 21, 2015, 11:53:52 PM
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Hi,
i heard a story which says that TrueCrypt was discontinued because the gov secretly forced its authors to do so.
And not only that, they also released new versions with crypto bugs in it or other stuff which makes it useless.
This will make people use it in place of the "legit" version because it is the most up to date one.

It appears like the real authors updated it but in reality the gov did it.
Some developers concerned about privacy suggest to use older versions because of that

So now it will be very hard to disguise what we have on our computer.

Is that story true? That raises a question: do we need a peer-to-peer code repository to prevent NSA from controlling our code as well?
Looks like we don't have real freedom on releasing the open source code we want, expecially if it's related to privacy or effective crypto.

An attempt to create a P2P generic data repository was made by DataCoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=325735.0
but it looks discontinued, is there an alternative?
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February 22, 2015, 12:51:32 AM
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I dont trully understand how open source can still be a problem.
I think TrueCrypt devs were bribed to discontinue the program and recommend Bitlocker or god knows what.

In any case you can get VeraCrypt these days which should be legit.

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