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Can we afford to lose Signal?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 3 Dec 2021
Looks promising. https://getsession.org/2 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 3 Dec 2021
1 project | reddit.com/r/DoubanGoosegroup | 3 Dec 2021
What's your preferred free and open source messaging program for GNU/Linux, r/linuxmasterrace?
1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace | 2 Dec 2021
Messaging App with Voice Call and without Email or Phone Number
1 project | reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides | 2 Dec 2021
https://getsession.org (voice/video calling coming soon)
Signal alternatives that dont require phone numbers?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 25 Nov 2021
⟳ 0 apps added, 8 updated at apt.izzysoft.de
3 projects | reddit.com/r/FDroidUpdates | 23 Nov 2021
Session (version 2351): Send messages, not metadata. No ads or trackers — only private messaging
Please read this
2 projects | reddit.com/r/u_Melodic_Purpose_3120 | 20 Nov 2021
Weekly Dev Update 16/11/2021
3 projects | reddit.com/r/oxen_io | 16 Nov 2021
Update message requests PR in response to review https://github.com/oxen-io/session-desktop/pull/2000
Weekly Dev Update 09/11/2021
3 projects | reddit.com/r/oxen_io | 10 Nov 2021
WebRTC call User Interface https://github.com/oxen-io/session-desktop/pull/2015 , https://github.com/oxen-io/session-desktop/pull/1993
Documents Shows Just How Much The FBI Can Obtain From Encrypted Communication Services
1 project | reddit.com/r/StallmanWasRight | 4 Dec 2021
 https://cwtch.im/  https://ricochet.im/
1 project | reddit.com/r/darknet | 1 Aug 2021
Why don't we have a privacy-compliant peer-to-peer communication platform yet? (something like the bittorrent of messaging and chat and blogs etc)
7 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 13 Jun 2021
Abandoned, unmaintained, deprecated or unreleased: Ricochet, TOR Messenger, Cwtch
3 projects | reddit.com/r/TOR | 23 Mar 2021
briar. ricochet. Tox with Tor as a proxy. any other trustworthy messenger with Tor as a proxy.3 projects | reddit.com/r/TOR | 23 Mar 2021
ricochet.im website not working (??)
A Statement on Recent Events Between Signal and the Anti-Censorship Community
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Feb 2021
> there isn't a currently easily available obvious way to have private secure conversations.
Ricochet works really well. It uses Tor hidden services to communicate. Your Ricochet ID is your onion address. To add a contact, you input their Ricochet ID and a short message, and Ricochet connects to their onion address and sends a contact request. If the contact request is accepted then you'll each show up as a contact on each other's client and can chat whenever you want.
Tor is really perfect for this, you can't get more private or censorship-resistant than Tor.
The UI is currently not great, but that's not a protocol problem.
The biggest problem with Ricochet is that hardly anyone is using it.
'Use Signal. Learn about privacy coins. Insist on working remotely. Embrace open source. Practice online anonymity. Decentralize your life.' - naval
1 project | reddit.com/r/Monero | 11 Jan 2021
Ricochet used to be my messenger of choice, but it is not actively maintained, so I don't trust it anymore. I also used OTR, but that is not maintained anymore either. I now have a lot of hope for Cwtch, which re-implements and expands many of the features that Ricochet has (and, arguably, improves, such as not depending on qt by writing an entire independent graphics suite). However Cwtch is not ready for wide usage yet, the ux and ui is still kinda clunky. I started using it, but it is not a daily driver yet. Their deveopment is pretty active though and you can support it by donating to https://openprivacy.ca/ .
What are some alternatives?
Tox - The future of online communications.
Signal-Desktop - Signal — Private Messenger for Windows, Mac, and Linux
jami-cli - Jami client for terminal
qTox - qTox is a chat, voice, video, and file transfer IM client using the encrypted peer-to-peer Tox protocol.
matrix-docker-ansible-deploy - Matrix (An open network for secure, decentralized communication) server setup using Ansible and Docker
loki-network - Lokinet is an anonymous, decentralized and IP based overlay network for the internet.
TextSecure - A private messenger for Android.
berty - Berty is a secure peer-to-peer messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network
oxen-core - Oxen core repository, containing oxend and oxen cli wallets
loki - Loki: Trade and communicate with freedom.