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So, after reading through the implementation spec and Protocol spec of #olm (Same applies to #Signal) there's something really concerning.

So, they go through the effort of building such a beautiful protocol, offering nearly perfect forward secrecy and at the same time break it by enabling (encrypted) backups of keys on the server breaking PFS again.

At least in #matrix you can simply not enable it but how long do you think most people's Signal-Pin is? Go fork yourself, Moxie.
 
#WhatsApp #Facebook --> #Signal #Threema
 
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« Instant messaging platforms » from niboe.info

Original post from veravaldez@joindiaspora.co :
Buen resumen:
https://niboe.info/blog/whatsapp-compara-las-distintas-alternativas-de-mensajeria/

#qtox #tox #jami #p2p #encryption #im #wa #whatsapp #messenger #skype #privacy #telegram #signal #xmpp #floss #copyleft #fsf #gnu #freesoftware #softwarelibre #delta-chat #element #pidgin
The niboe blog no longer exists.
So here is the list of messengers I kept
 
Ich möchte zur Diskussion stellen, welcher Messenger (Threema und Signal) nach eurer Meinung bzw. Faktenlage weniger Metadaten sammelt/verarbeitet.

Feuer frei! 🔥

#threema #signal

https://forum.kuketz-blog.de/viewtopic.php?p=81412#p81412
 

Instant #Messenger #Signal: The #Instagram #ads #Facebook won't show you


source: https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see/







#internet #economy #advertisement #fail #news #surveillance #tracking #freedom #privacy #wtf #omg
 

Instant #Messenger #Signal: The #Instagram #ads #Facebook won't show you


source: https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see/







#internet #economy #advertisement #fail #news #surveillance #tracking #freedom #privacy #wtf #omg
 
Moxie Marlinspike:


#Signal tried to use #Instagram ads to display the data #Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

Facebook wasn't into the idea, and shut down our account instead

https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see/
 
Nowadays, even centralized shitcoin with premine have hight transaction fees.

Centralized messanger with centralized shitcoin wants to protect your privacy.

No, thanks.
I'm #deleteSignal.

#Signal #Mobilecoin #MOB #shitcoin #premine

https://signal.org/blog/update-on-beta-testing-payments/
 
#Signal verlangt das Lösen eines Google Recaptchas, wenn man sich auf einem Gerät ohne Google Play Services registriert.

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/10999

Ich konnte es selbst reproduzieren.
 
A couple of months ago I wrote a post about #Signal's user-first approach being part of the inspiration for @snikket_im

I praised Signal for this focus, but cautioned about their centralization of infrastructure and governance.

I didn't expect it to become relevant quite so soon 😞

This week confirmed that 1) Signal does not develop their code in the open 2) they are integrating in-app payments via a new privately-held cryptocurrency that the founder is involved with.

#Decentralize folks! #XMPP #Matrix
 
Despite having a torn opinion on the whole issue, I really enjoyed reading through this comment on the #signal forum:

https://community.signalusers.org/t/signal-blog-help-us-test-payments-in-signal/30817/120

Maybe once in a while calming down and voicing ones opinion in a more constructive way is a good thing to try. 😀
 
Endlich mal ein statement von moxie zum Thema #signal Server sourcecode:

Comment #815400676 in issue 11101 at signalapp/Signal-Android

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/11101#issuecomment-815400676
 
RT @FediFollows
The #Signal messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.

You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:

➡️ (1/3)
 
The #Signal messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.

You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:

➡️ @snikket_im - New initiative giving XMPP servers & clients a newbie-friendly unified look and feel

➡️ @xmpp - The XMPP standards foundation

➡️ @matrix - Matrix is best known for its Element client

➡️ @delta - Messaging through email

➡️ @briar - P2P messaging
 
Ich weiß nicht, ob ich lachen oder trauern soll über die aktuelle Problematik mit dem #Signal Serverquelltext. Irgendwie zwischen „told you that signal is shady” und „schade, dass wir keine gut nutzbare sichere Dinge haben“.
 
#Signal adds a MobileCoin #crypto wallet to their app: https://signal.org/blog/help-us-test-payments-in-signal/ That's... controversial? 😱
 
Reminder of why #Signal is far from optimal:

- No #anonymity (every account is connected to a phone number)
- Not #opensource (the git repo of the server hasn't been updated in a year)
- No #decentralization
- No web client, and max. 1 mobile client per account
- No #privacy (your entire contact list is uploaded to the server. It's encrypted, but it's trivial to brute-force encrypted phone numbers. You can prevent it by disabling the PIN feature, but it's enabled by default without warning.)
 
Gibt es eigentlich für #Signal unter #Android mittlerweile eine Möglichkeit ein #Zweitgerät ohne Browser zu koppeln?

Bei Linux funktioniert das wirklich super aber mit dem Tablet kann ich immer noch keine Nachrichten schreiben.
 
Neues bei #Signal : Konto auf ein neues Handy übertragen ist nun einfacher...
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@infoleck

Not censored, but *any* centralized service can be blocked. There have been plenty of issues with #Signal in #Belarus last year e.g., while #Quicksy and #Deltachat just worked. And as federated solutions they can't block all of them. I use both with non-techies from all over the world everyday.

@chrichri

#Briar and #Jami might the next thing. ATM for me just not mature enough to recommend as a daily driver. But in a few years.. 👍

https://redd.it/6uxvtb
https://beijinglug.club/wiki/doku.php?id=projects:xmpp
 
The last contribution to #Signal's server software was on April 22, 2020. Due to the sudden commit drop to literally 0 it is no longer possible to seriously call current Signal versions fully open-source.

That has no effect on the messenger's end-to-end encryption or its overall security but it does compromise the trust in the Signal Foundation, especially when considering that they did not give any reason for not disclosing the source code.

🔗 https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Server/commits/master
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@infoleck

Die Tatsache, dass sich #signal so einfach zensieren lässt, finde ich nicht rühmlich.

Zur Erinnerung in diesem Kontext:
https://github.com/net4people/bbs/issues/63
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/google-disables-domain-fronting-capability-used-to-evade-censors/

Für zentrale Dienste verwendet #Signal Server der Datengiganten, für die es nicht schwierig ist, eine IP mit Traffic zu Signal Ressourcen einem Gerät oder Menschen zuzuordnen.

Wir benötigen dezentrale Messenger mit glaubwürdiger Abstreitbarkeit. #briar? #jami?

Würde auch helfen bei: https://netzpolitik.org/2021/tkg-novelle-seehofer-will-personalausweis-pflicht-fuer-e-mail-und-messenger-einfuehren/
 
Hohe Auszeichnung für die #Signal-App durch Chinas staatliche Zensurbehörde.

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/china-zensur-signal-101.html
 
@utzer
Maybe the backup does not contain any video? However, that's just speculation. But for a backup not really needed (that's my opinion 🙂 ).
A nice feature of #signal is to limit the number of conversations in each chat. Helps to limit the size of used storage.
 
@utzer
Give it a try and clear the cache. Over time #signal can grow tremendously.
 
If there is 5.3 GB of files stored in #Signal for #Android, how can the backup file only be 500 MB?
 
People using #Signal Desktop on #Arch Linux:

avoid updating (or roll back) gtk3 for the moment (and ideally pin the unproblematic 3.24.27-2), apparently it causes database corruptions with signal-desktop.

Probably won't take long until a fix, but for the moment things seem to be a bit shaky on that ship.

http://archlinux.2023198.n4.nabble.com/Heads-Up-gtk3-1-3-24-27-3-breaks-signal-desktop-td4728530.html
 
Signal Appears To Have Abandoned Their AGPL-licensed Server Sourcecode
https://linuxreviews.org/Signal_Appears_To_Have_Abandoned_Their_AGPL-licensed_Server_Sourcecode #signal

I never recommend Signal to anyone. And I regret I used to recommend it to other people before.
 
@maha @fluxx
@vilbi
Falls ich jetzt nicht was Wichtiges übersehen haben sollte ... das ist doch uralter Krams (Chat von Sept. 19). Dieses Handle für #Signal hätte ich schon bei meiner Anmeldung vor mehr als einem Jahr einrichten können, hab' aber aus Gründen darauf verzichtet. Mit deiner Telefonnummer registrieren musst du dich trotzdem.
 
Wie ist das eigentlich beim #Messenger #Signal?
Wenn man das #Smartphone verliert oder es gestohlen wird.
Kann man auf dem #Desktop weiter auf die #Chats zugreifen?
 
When researchers find a flaw in the way #Signal #Signalapp circumvents censorship in Iran (leading to identify its users), their issue get deleted from Signal's Microsoft Github and they get banned from Signal's repository...

..but only because they allegedly violated a "code of conduct" by being "disrespectful"!

Morality is safe! Iranians, maybe not... As long as we don't hear about it, there is no problem, right?

https://github.com/net4people/bbs/issues/60

#QuestionSignal #OTF #Iran

https://mamot.fr/@jz/100406505533058339
 
@z428 @txt_file verlässlich verschwindende Nachrichten hat #signal auch nicht. Kann auch IMHO kein anderer messanger bieten. Halt aus Prinzip nicht: Mann kann z.B. immer noch ein Screenshot machen.

Meta Daten vermeiden, wird sehr schwierig...
 
Ich versuche lieber meine Energie/Zeit/Geld in föderierte Systeme statt Monopole zu stecken. #signal
 

Meine drei Lieblingsmessenger

Content warning: 1. Threema 2. Signal 3. Delta Chat #messenger #threema #signal #deltachat

 
nutzt hier irgendwer den Signal-Messenger ohne Smartphone und/oder hat darin Expertise?
Das ganz vielleicht auch unter Ubunut?

Wie komme ich an eine funktionsfähige Version, die auch die aktuellen Gruppenchats unterstützt?

#Signal #Messenger #Linux #boost
 
New blog post: "Products vs Protocols: What Signal got right"
https://snikket.org/blog/products-vs-protocols/

This extended version of @mattj's recent #FOSDEM talk explores the thinking behind Snikket, and what #XMPP and #decentralized protocols can learn from #Signal's success.
 
Check out my first #fediverse #sticker set for the #signal messenger! :fairydust:
i've also added a bunch of political stuff i've collected from the fediverse and related websites. If feedback is good, i'll add them to signalstickers.com, but i'm not a fan of creating an account on github for this reason. 🤔

Link:
https://signal.art/addstickers/#pack_id=09550c23d5659da398ad2b8aca4f8a58&pack_key=ed09edc24cdb7f37a3a94893f6e5c79bbabeb1511f221927341f3d411f0f7729

#signalstickers
#makeprivacystick
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"The researchers who reported these flaws via #Signal's GitHub repository have been banned by the company with their reported issues removed."
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/signal-ignores-proxy-censorship-vulnerability-bans-researchers/
 
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