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Trsst: Successful Kickstarter is an Open-Source Social Network with an Eye on Security

With a successful Kickstarter campaign, Trsst.com is setting out to change social media and security.

D.C. area digital entrepreneur Michael Powers is the man behind Trsst.com, a new open source social network. Trsst.com will operate like the love child of Google Reader and Twitter, according to the folks at Wired Magazine, letting  users “…post your own stream of consciousness to the web but also read all sorts of online feeds streaming in from elsewhere.”

The new social network was developed over the recent concerns over security, especially who sees and handles your information. Here’s the secret: The application won’t sit on one special server owned by one company but will be accessible from competing providers offering the service, sort of like how email companies work today, where you can receive a Hotmail message on your Gmail.  The service will also have the ability for you to encrypt direct messages and information at your own choosing and, most importantly, know if someone is tampering with your messages.