Although widely used, currently popular peer-to-peer (P2P) applications offer no user privacy. By design, services like BitTorrent and Gnutella share data with anyone that asks for it, allowing a third-party to systematically monitor user behavior. As a result, using a P2P network means that your online activities become public knowledge. OneSwarm is a peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth.
|Tags||File Sharing P2P f2f content distribution|
|Operating Systems||Linux Mac OS X Windows|
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Release Notes: Support for friend address resolution via community servers. SWT has been updated to version 3.6.1 (Cocoa and 64-bit on the Mac). OneSwarm will no longer stop forwarding after running for several days under heavy traffic. It is now a 64-bit application. It no longer uses a default save directory in the application directory (Windows) or Application Support directory (Mac). The project source is now on GitHub.
Release Notes: Support for publishing to community servers. A bugfix in the group management UI. SHA1 and ed2k hash search A --configure command line option to configure remote access on Linux servers without X (Xvfb is still needed). Fixes for torrent opening bugs on Snow Leopard. A fix for a bug preventing connections to obfuscated peers for public torrents. A fix for a DHT memory leak for users with many friends. Reduced memory usage for users with large watch directories. A fix for a watch directory bug preventing hashing of some directories on Windows. Support for sharing and searching files with 4-byte characters.