Fortunately, by taking steps to keep your personal information private, being cautious when it comes to interacting with people you meet online, and ending communication with people who threaten you, you’ll be better able to safeguard yourself from predators.
On top of the network mesh, Retroshare provides services to securely and anonymously exchange data with other nodes in the network beyond your own friends. Retroshare is provided free of charge and does not generate any kind of money.
It is the result of hard work that is only driven by the goals of providing a tool to evade censorship.
is on it's way to get fully sponsored by the community.
By reaching our monthly goals we can provide you with an ad-free service.
The only catch is that you will the need to build your own network: in order to use Retroshare, you have to recruit friends and exchange certificates with them, or join an existing network of friends.
Retroshare was founded by drbob in 2006, as a platform to provide "secure communications and file sharing with friends".
You invite a person to become a neighbor by exchanging your Retroshare certificates with that person.
Links between nodes are authenticated using strong asymmetric keys (PGP format) and encrypted using Perfect Forward Secrecy (Open SSL implementation of TLS).
Share files with your friends or with the whole network. Retroshare uses swarming similar to Bit Torrent, to accelerate transfers. Your privacy and anonymity is guarantied beyond direct friends with anonymous tunnels. Decentralized forums are censorship resistant by design. Retroshare can be optionaly be used over the Tor network.