Is Signal still good?

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  • sydent

    Sydent: Reference Matrix Identity Server

    If you're looking for a really good alternative that's decentralised, check out Matrix. https://matrix.org

  • Vector

    A glossy Matrix collaboration client for the web.

    There's several Messenger Apps, the most developed (but with many very promising looking alternatives) would be Element. https://element.io

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  • Signal-Setup-Guide

    Signal Server Setup Guide

    A short search offers me this build-instruction. https://github.com/aqnouch/Signal-Setup-Guide/tree/master/signal-android I have no experience but looks like you can do this by yourself.

  • Synapse

    Synapse: Matrix homeserver written in Python 3/Twisted.

    I think thats the exactly the point. It depends on how you use it. Matrix is a protocol at first. Your own Community-Matrix-Server without federation is perfect, with federation it could leak some data, depending on what you are doing (but yes, you should be aware of). For the profile data there are options to limit the „leakage“ a bit: https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/blob/develop/docs/sample_config.yaml

  • session-desktop

    Session Desktop - Onion routing based messenger

    But for a phone numberless (open source) app there's https://getsession.org/. I haven't use this and don't know enough to vouch for it. But it purports to tick all the boxes.

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