Looks like I will be trying out @session_app. It's a fork of #Signal with many of the same advantages, in particular unproblematic setup. It appears to have made more sensible decisions in some areas however - accounts not bound to phone numbers, random recovery codes etc.
With #Signal continuing to roll out PINs and making them mandatory despite all the criticism, I decided to finally look at #Matrix that people are recommending. Unfortunately, so far I'm not too impressed. Structural issues haunting most open source projects show here as well.
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Jul 9, 2020 路 1:49 PM UTC

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One has to share a lengthy Session ID before communicating with someone however.
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Oh, and did I mention that one can create an account from the desktop client without hacking the app?
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I now uninstalled Session and recommend that everybody does the same. Sorry if the original tweet sounded like an endorsement.
Me trying out Session messenger came to an abrupt end - I'm uninstalling it and recommend that everybody does the same. People pointed out the app's connections to the alt-right scene which I could sadly confirm. So I don't want to contribute to them washing the stains away.
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It's really an interesting project. If you want to test something, just message me: 05b94ab4ec8316930fde3182c418fb76d2a041afb95e41e61043c99026a5009617
@privacytoolsIO An impressed user is reporting in: I think @session_app deserves to be on your site. A decentralized Signal fork with no phone number binding and no metadata. In my opinion, one of the safest messengers straight after Briar. What do you think?
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Amazing. First time heart about @session_app found interesting. This app also using @signalapp protocol. I found your research valuable. This time task is difficult. Let鈥檚 see how you compare Signal vs session
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At the lower level the protocol is different. Messages are routed through the Onion network, making it harder to determine who talks to whom (not saying "impossible"). There is no centralized server. But above that it should be the same Signal protocol. docs.loki.network/LokiServic鈥
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I don't think it's a fork of Signal it just uses the Signal protocol (alla Whatsapp) docs.loki.network/LokiServic鈥 I haven't read the whitepaper but I'm skeptical since it uses blockchains and is developed by a blockchain startup which is a big red flag for me getsession.org/how-session-p鈥
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Their repository is very much a Signal fork. They added quite a bit to it but it still shows clearly. Yes, I noticed that blockchains thing as well just now. Will need to see what it means exactly.
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Better pay 3$ for Threema, then dealing with these suspicious "capital" companys, that finance Session! loki.network/team/
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The "Loki Foundation" is a Limited in real! acnc.gov.au/charity/cedc4f3b鈥 They tried to established some crypto money in the past, but they are not very good in that - they are no more listed in the Top 200 Cryptos! coinmarketcap.com/all/views/鈥 Always remember: There is no free lunch!
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