Out of my 4 DHS interrogations in the past 3 weeks, itâ(TM)s the first time Iâ(TM)m asked about Cryptocat crypto and my passport is confiscated.
Kobeissi says that his interrogator, who claimed 22 years of computer experience, asked him which algorithms Cryptocat used and about its "censorship resistance". In addition, his passport was confiscated for about an hour, he said. Following the incident, interest in the program has risen sharply. "Cryptocat usage has sizably gone up in the past 24 hours," Kobeissi told me in an email exchange. The project's aim is to provide encrypted communications that are easily accessible and free from the governmental or corporate interception that shadow other chat services, such as those from Facebook, Google or Yahoo."