On the back-door vulnerability of privacy-oriented apps

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  • TextSecure

    A private messenger for Android.

    When downloading an app that's open source you can't know what version of the app you just downloaded. Like signal could put up code A but they use A.1 when they compile the apk. The same goes for a server, the server's code can be open source but who tells you they use the same version? Hence, reproducible builds https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/tree/main/reproducible-builds

  • nix

    Nix, the purely functional package manager

    NixOS is heavily focused on this. https://nixos.org/

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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