Install Chrome extension
Verify account ownership
Start posting encrypted posts
Alice installs Maskbook.
Upon initialization, a SECP256K1 keypair is generated automatically.
Alice publishes her public key in a post or in her bio.
Bob, a friend of Alice, follows the same procedure.
When Alice posts, the content is encrypted with a randomly generated AES-256 key.
Alice then chooses to whom (Bob in this case) the content should be readable (default: all friends).
Alice’s Maskbook automatically encrypts the AES-256 key with Bob’s public key via ECDH.
Alice then creates such a post containing the cipher text.
Upon receiving the encrypted AES-256 key, Bob’s Maskbook decrypts the AES-256 key.
Bob’s Maskbook then uses it to decypted the cipher text.
Task Done. No president is elected during the process.
Maskbook helps you protect your privacy against whichever social network platform that earn money by stalking you. These social network giants make hundreds of millions of dollars every year by peeping into your daily activities on their platforms but never share you the revenues.
You are right, but providing free services only costs a little — they earn much more money with your online (and even offline) behavior data, which can only be legitimately owned by you, and should only and solely be at your direction. We should stop them exploitating the value of our data.
We have made the browser extension to enable you to post encrypted messages on various social network platforms that only your expected recipients are able to decrypt and see the original message. In short, you are turning these platforms into tubes!
There is no allow or disallow — they will have to accept it because the last enemy for them is the users. If they ban you, it means that they could ban all the other billions of users — smart users like you would soon panic and run for exodus and look for alternatives. Popular support from the users is the most valuable asset for them — that’s why they will never massarce users if there is another option.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Ownership of Computation, Liberty of Encryption, and the Pursuit of Privacy.
No. That is why we need you to broadcast such a (great) tool to your friends! We really appreciate. (MAKE PRIVACY PROTECTED AGAIN!!!)
No. Absolutely not. Unless we are friends. PERIOD. We are providing such an end-to-end tool for you so that all the encryption/decryption processes are conducted on your own computers, and these social network platforms are nothing more than tubes for data transmission (read: "transport layer"). All the transmissions and synchronizations are powered by GunDB, a decentralized database that stores and synchronizes the public keys of Maskbook users. You may consider it a cloud vault (read: "Amazon S3") which helps you store publicly available data. In order to ensure service stability, we run a node in the GunDB network as a superpeer with no privileges than other superpeers.
In short, locally, Maskbook helps you encrypt and decrypt messages and GunDB simplifies the process of authorizing recipients to decrypt. Those social network platforms work as an infrastructure like ISPs (e.g. AT&T) that help you store and deliver the encrypted messages so you and your recipients can access them anywhere and anytime.
No for now. We cannot directly modify the the mobile apps directly without permissions. We are currently working on this and we are welcoming everything to contribute to this! Any help will be appreciated.