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Re: [tor-talk] Can't log in to Facebook or use Facebook via Tor Messenger
Are there any updates regarding Facebook chat not being able to work
properly on Tor Messenger?
Thanks a lot! Looking forward to hear from you guys!
On 11/04/2015 07:53 AM, Qaz wrote:
> Ah, thanks a lot guys! Very informative, though I haven't understood
> wholly of some or even more of what you guys said :) But hopefully I get
> back to those soon. I'll keep an eye out.
> On 11/03/2015 11:09 PM, Michael McConville wrote:
>> Sukhbir Singh wrote:
>>> * Michael McConville:
>>>> Facebook stopped supporting XMPP and recently broke XMPP
>>>> compatability. This is likely the problem, and there isn't an easy
>>>> solution. James Geboski's libpurple plugin is the main open source
>>>> implementation of their new proprietary protocol, IIUC.
>>> This is also true. See:
>>> But XMPP is still working and so is Tor Messenger. It seems like
>>> either the docs are outdated, or the service is stil running but maybe
>>> it's not being maintained, or whatever.
>>> We got in touch with FB to clarify this and are waiting to hear from
>> Recently, their XMPP server silently began assigning authenticating
>> users strings of random digits (e.g. 0329802437509@xxxxxxxxxxxx,
>> approximately) as usernames. I remember a core Pidgin dev with a lot of
>> protocol experience saying that accepting this response is either unsafe
>> or a protocol violation (maybe both). However, most clients do, and
>> therefore still work with Facebook.
>> Regardless, having a username like that isn't very usable. I think there
>> are new issues with fetching buddy lists, too.
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