Onionshare is the ultimate in private file sharing

Free app created by website tech makes it easier to share files without handing out sensitive information
Onionshare is the ultimate in private file sharing

Onionshare is the ultimate in private file sharing

An app that wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Edward Snowden sounds interesting doesn't it? Well the Onionshare filesharing app might sound very cloak-and-dagger as it allows you to share files anonymously, but in some ways it is rather sensible compared to how much personal data we often need to surrender to providers like Dropbox.

Maybe you just want to send a photo or special message without worrying that it is unseen by unwanted eyes or you just don't fancy giving up your email address to potential spammers. The guy behind it Micah Lee works for The Intercept, and just released Onionshare on Github as a simple, free app for sending files securely and anonymously.

His boss Glenn Greenwald had gotten into a hairy situation trying to get classified documents from controversial figure Edward Snowden and Lee decided to make something that would make such an exchange easier.

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