TextSecure

A private messenger for Android. (by signalapp)

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  • ELI5 What is Data Retention and should I be worried about it?
    I work for a messaging app that tries to limit data retention as much as we can for privacy reasons. Because of this, our app is used by good protestors and good journalists. It's probably also used by bad criminals.
  • Real-Time Communication
    reddit.com/r/TechFrame | 2021-09-19
    Signal - is a smartphone app created by the Signal Messenger LLC. Voice and video calls are included in the app, as well as instant messaging. E2EE is the default mode of communication unless you want to send an SMS instead. Centralized. When using a centralized messenger, everyone is on the same server or network of servers that is under the management of the same company.
  • I checked Signal's apk reproducibility and it don't match
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-18
  • Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin
    reddit.com/r/europe | 2021-09-17
    It's time to promote Tor, F Droid, Signal
  • 19 [M4A] Kraków | W poszukiwaniu friendów | Uwaga! Nie gram w gry
    reddit.com/r/PLr4r | 2021-09-15
  • ⟳ 0 apps added, 8 updated at rfc2822.gitlab.io
    Signal (version 91105): Signal Private Messenger
  • Android 11-to-desktop communication issues
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-13
    Hi, I had a phone on Android 9, and when I viewed a message on the desktop client, it would clear the notification from my android phone since it was read (the intended behavior). I have a new phone now on Android 11, and it doesn't do this anymore. I'll still have message notifications sitting around on my phone that I read on my desktop an hour or two ago. According to this GitHub issue, the former is intended behavior since at least 2016. This is what's supposed to happen:
  • WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-09-09
    You can compile the APK with a reproducible build (https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/blob/master/reproducible-builds/README.md).
    reddit.com/r/privacy | 2021-09-09
  • Will Signal deliver usernames this year?
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-08
    Here
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-08
    I'm eager to hear what the the community thinks. Usernames are probably the most requested Signal feature of the past few years. It was vaguely confirmed in January 2021. But since the Mobilecoin incident I'm not so sure it's even on the priority roadmap to deliver this year. One fact to prove my apprehension is that Mobilecoin wallet support expands to Germany, France, and Switzerland. Given the development of Mobilecoin wallet was all hush-hush for almost a year, no teasers were given on the official website unlike secure value recovery it feels like we have to manage our expectations. Also, I'm closely tracking iOS beta releases on Testflight and there's nothing indicating usernames are in the works.
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-08
    I'm not sure why everyone is upset about the coin shit. They've put way more commits into things like UI/UX and stickers. I'm not saying don't get upset about MOB, but get more upset about what they're actually spending time on. Expanding MOB to more countries is just changing a line of code where they already have a geoblock (they use a whitelist). We're talking about adding 3 numbers, literally. Get mad at what they are spending real time on, like all this bad UI and stickers. Just look here. Look at what they are spending time on.
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-08
    It is a sole reason server source code repo wasn't updated for more than a year. Imagine the amount of man-hours spent on MOB wallet integration and you will figure the reason usernames aren't here yet. If you're aware of MOB feedback in general, check their Twitter you'd see multiple requests from Signal's userbase. The commit I pointed to shows that Signal's goals do not seem to correlate with the demand.
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-08
    It's because Signal had the audacity to add three numbers to their whitelist! The audacity! They're spending so much time on MOB and nothing else!
  • Proxy Not working?
    reddit.com/r/signal | 2021-09-06
    Signal has changed the chat server URL they're connecting to. The old one still works, new clients will try to choose the new one however. In the nginx.conf the URL textsecure-service.whispersystems.org has to be chat.signal.org now.

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signalapp/Signal-Android is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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