@cubicgarden I think telegram doesn't show your phone number to everyone.
So if your threat model involves the people you are communicating with *knowing* your phone number.. Telegram is good.
Same with "kik". Infosec geeks go .. "OMG the encryption is rubbish", but that's not the actual threat that people want to mitigate.
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