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Signal to move away from using phone numbers as user IDs

Signal launches profile PINs, the first step in supporting Signal user accounts that are not tied to phone numbers.

zdnet.com/article/signal-to-mo

@Decentralize_today a good move in the right direction, I guess.

I wouldn't mind signing up with a phone number as long as it is not the identifier that other people use to contact me.

that's why I have an account on Telegram. even though they require you to sign up with a phone number, they let you pick a username that one can reach you without having your phone number.

and if you want to be totally private and accessible only to your contacts, you can choose not to pick a username as well.

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