So, is there any reason not to use/trust Signal?

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    • #176924
      Anonymous
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      So, is there any reason not to use/trust it?

    • #176925
      Anonymous
      Guest

      just use whatsapp or whatever freaking app your region uses and stop being a turboscrote.

      • #176935
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >just use whatsapp
        shut up shill

      • #176936
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >WhatsApp

      • #176952
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Unironically this. I can’t stop seeing through Brian Acton’s bullshit every time he criticizes facebook and shills this app.

      • #176954
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Unironically this. I can’t stop seeing through Brian Acton’s bullshit every time he criticizes facebook and shills this app.

        Facebook is working out some kind of content reporting system on whatsapp which I don’t know if it’s in place but it had a crypto bug in it that allowed decryption of messages
        Further, India is pushing Facebook to implement some weird crap called ‘traceability’ which would allow them to prove who was sharing or originating myths in India because somehow that’s a problem that leads to rioting or whatever or so they say.
        The thing about large corporations is they bow down to giant consumer markets like China and India so you can’t really trust them for privacy.
        I would use signal.

    • #176926
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Centralized so 1 pajeet uploading a wrong setting will fuck you. Requires a telephone number. Servers in the USA, though data should be E2E so theoretically that shouldn’t matter.

    • #176927
      Anonymous
      Guest
      • #176957
        Anonymous
        Guest

        kek

        he does have a big shnozz

    • #176928
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Three reasons not to trust it:
      1. Phone number requirement
      2. Google simping
      3. 1,001 third-party dependencies ripe for zero-day exploits to be sold to exploit brokers

      • #176932
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Agreeing with
        Use Xmpp. Matrix. Briar.

        If you must into enterprise, maybe threema.

        • #176961
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Ok, awesome, who the fuck will I be talking to there? Who has it?

      • #176937
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It was also funded by the US State Department.

        Honestly, use Threema instead.

    • #176929
      Anonymous
      Guest

      objectively worse than whatsapp, but obviously we shouldn’t use whatsapp because da man

      it’s basically dead in the water and the market it does have is ripe for being eaten by an actually decent app

      • #176930
        Anonymous
        Guest

        But le Edward Snowden is using it

    • #176931
      Anonymous
      Guest

      so what should we use instead then?

    • #176933
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #176934
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Oy Moxie Tetelbaum, Goym.

    • #176938
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s primarily written and used by democrats and trannies. Use telegram, scrote

      • #176939
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >telegram
        when will you magats ever join the modern age?

      • #176969
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >It’s primarily written and used by democrats and trannies. Use telegram, scrote
        This post perfectly sums up why alt-right scrotebrains are braindead. Telegram is analogous to horse-dose ivermectin

      • #176970
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >It’s primarily written and used by democrats and trannies. Use telegram, scrote
        This post perfectly sums up why alt-right scrotebrains are braindead. Telegram is analogous to horse-dose ivermectin

        >americans are so utterly brainwashed by media that they believe a messaging app is "chud" and a medical treatment is "alt-right"
        Tell me anons, is the letter "A" left-wing or right wing?
        Is the number "3" left-wing or right-wing?
        Is the color green left-wing or right-wing?
        Is the "STOP" sign left-wing or right-wing?
        Is the lambda calculus left-wing or right-wing?
        Are anime left-wing or right-wing?
        Are forks and spoons left-wing or right-wing?
        Is classical music left-wing or right-wing?
        Are cats and dogs left-wing or right-wing?
        Are sea anemones left-wing or right-wing?
        Is snow left-wing or right-wing?
        Is Uranus left-wing or right-wing?
        Are electrons left-wing or right-wing?
        Is your single shared neuron left-wing or right-wing?

        • #176974
          Anonymous
          Guest

          wanting to reach a like-minded community is a salient reason for picking one thing over another, just as the limited reach of a service like cellular phones in the area you lived, or in the area people whom you wanted to contact lived, was a salient reason to pick between different service providers at the time when that technology was novel, and there was actual competition, to some extent.

          or if, for another example, you disliked the selection of channels on different sattelite or cable providers, that would also be a reasonable metric to decide what service to pick.

          centrism is brain-dead. you always must pick between different options, and in choosing not-to-choose (a choice, which rather than true neutrality, you are blatantly biased in favor of) but which choice usually comes with intolerable downsides.

          • #176985
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >willfully committing to live in echo chambers and social-information bubble

            • #176989
              Anonymous
              Guest

              high trust and (moderately) intellectually homogeneous communities promote focused attention and high-effort analysis.

              you cant collaboratively create something complex if youre stuck bikeshedding stuff or fighting internicine conflicts about whether you want to abolish race/class/property or not.

              • #176990
                Anonymous
                Guest

                so thats why LULZ has no nice things

        • #176981
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Tell me anons, is the letter "A" left-wing or right wing?
          left
          >Is the number "3" left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Is the color green left-wing or right-wing?
          left
          >Is the "STOP" sign left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Is the lambda calculus left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Are anime left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Are forks and spoons left-wing or right-wing?
          forks right, spoons left
          >Is classical music left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Are cats and dogs left-wing or right-wing?
          cats right, dogs left
          >Are sea anemones left-wing or right-wing?
          left
          >Is snow left-wing or right-wing?
          left
          >Is Uranus left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Are electrons left-wing or right-wing?
          right
          >Is your single shared neuron left-wing or right-wing?
          wouldn’t you like to know, weather boy?

      • #176978
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Would that not make it a decent option for flying under the radar? They seem to get away with everything they try to do.

    • #176940
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I care about privacy but its threads like this that make me think the entire endeavor is pointless and full of contrarian schizos.

    • #176941
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Just use session, it’s much better

    • #176942
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Google Messages uses the Signal protocol so there’s no need to use Signal anymore.

      • #176966
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Yeah accept when it backs up your messages to google or w/e itll do and also when it uploads your contacts to your carrier to negotiate rcs availability.

        • #176971
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I’m just joshing. Signal is the way to go.

      • #176991
        Anonymous
        Guest

        glow harder you freaking shill

    • #176943
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I need this for my job. Does this work on Lineage or UBPorts?

      • #176944
        Anonymous
        Guest

        axolotl is trash, but signald bridged to matrix will work on fluffychat or element no problem. you can even use it exclusively via the bridge meaning no phone app installed.

        ubports can run element from fdroid inside anbox (if your device is supported) and fluffychat can handle notifications for you if you still need those.

        EMS from vector (element creators) can do the signal bridge ootb for $.50 a month on top of your own hosted matrix home server for $10 a month, or you can be autistic and set it all up yourself

    • #176945
      Anonymous
      Guest

      there’s no known reason not to trust it.
      However it’s useless if you store all your convos, say things the FBI won’t like, and don’t use a separate pass code just for signal.
      However other apps don’t even have that protection.

      • #176948
        Anonymous
        Guest

        How many MobileCoins do you earn per post?

        • #176950
          Anonymous
          Guest

          none and I don’t want any. Some people just don’t like police states. Do you have any refutations of signal app security or just /poo/ tier trash talk?

    • #176955
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s shilled very hard.

      • #176976
        Anonymous
        Guest

        built for big blue sea

    • #176958
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I was trying to but the best I could muster was to convince some acquaintances to move to Telegram from Whatsapp so I am stuck with Telegram instead.

      Still better than where they were, at least I do not have to have any account related to Facebook.

    • #176959
      Anonymous
      Guest

      matrix protocol

    • #176960
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I recall it receiving a few million from the defence state in its development under the guise of enabling foreign nationals to organize against their governments. Like its probably fine to sell drugs and even human traffic on, I doubt they’d use up any backdoor for such small time activities. Look at the chastisement Telegrams’ gotten compared to Signal, something’s probably up- just like Protonmail, false-bottoms of privacy.

    • #176962
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >source code was finally updated 2 days ago after over a year with not updates
      I use it with caution
      Normally use session instead

    • #176963
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no

    • #176964
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Pretty sure you can see how they responded to requests its pretty woke af if I remember correctly.
      https://signal.org/bigsis/central-california-grand-jury/
      If they had more information and didn’t supply it they would be I’m big trouble. Big legal trouble.

    • #176967
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >reason not to use it
      less popular
      lack of extra functionality (some might call it bloat and like that)
      >reason not to trust it
      no

    • #176972
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s 5 years away from being Whatsapp.
      Use xmpp.

      • #176973
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Stop talking about stuff you have no clue about, scrotebrain.

    • #176975
      Anonymous
      Guest

      use Session

      • #176977
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >use something made in a country where everyone is pretty much legally obligated to put a backdoor in their software

        • #176997
          Anonymous
          Guest

          glow harder cunt

    • #176979
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #176980
      Anonymous
      Guest

      needs phone number

    • #176983
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >cloud act
      >closed source

    • #176988
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Just use Threema.

    • #176992
      Anonymous
      Guest

      For me its Jami

    • #176993
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve been using it for over a year and it’s fine
      but I still have to use memegram because nobody except my closest friends and wife care

      I’ve been wanting to try matrix but it’s too much of a hassle, memegram literally just works, and the same applies to signal. I think you need to click like 3 more times to start using Matrix and that’s unacceptable.

    • #176994
      Anonymous
      Guest

      This. We can only trust trustless.

    • #176995
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s the best messenger, but I will not register as long as it’s mandatory to give them my phone number, which in my shit country has to be linked with my id.

    • #176996
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Glowscrote honeypot, they even spit in their users face and just force them to identify themselves with phone number while claiming privacy. How dumb one has to be to trust product shilled by blue checkmarks, getting money from oligarchs, government even and made by some arrogant rosenberg? Do you realize they shat on other messengers for not having open source servers while not updating their source for more than a year and having servers in glowscrote country?

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