Research communication via public mesh
Develop and evaluate one or more concepts for communicating over a "public mesh" (as opposed to Briar's "social mesh", where users only connect to their contacts). A delay-tolerant, publish-subscribe architecture with end-to-end encryption is assumed.
Each concept must include solutions for:
- Discovering nearby peers
- Connecting to peers
- Deciding which data to sync with each peer
- Providing an API for user-facing components (e.g. messaging) to insert data into the mesh and be notified when relevant data is received
Concepts must be suitable for use on unrooted Android devices (taking into account current restrictions on device discovery). Ideally concepts should also be suitable for use on iOS and allow communication between Android and iOS.
Identify and evaluate any risks of passive information leaks or active attacks. Evaluate performance taking Briar's "social mesh" as a baseline.