Cult of the Dead Cow has released Scatterchat, a open-sourced program for the non-geek in all of us to chat to your hearts desire. This basically integrates the GAIM instant messaging client with Tor (anonymous Internet communication system).
Beauty of this is that this allows you to chat but the direction of the path of your communication takes a different path through the Internet every X minutes. That makes it improbable that snoops to easily read into your talks with your peeps. Created as a hacktivism weapon for politics and activism.
Those that don’t remember cDc, they were the guys behind the concept trojan: BackOrifice and their ranks are high among the types that blow through the likes of DefCon.
BoingBoing < ScatterChat