And then people ask me why I use Signal and not WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Well, here is your answer.
Late last year, Apple enforced App Store 'privacy labels'. For the first time, it's easy to compare how much data an app links to your account
Looking at messaging apps, the contrast is quite stark
@muppeth They don't need to store your phone number (a hash is enough). Your IP address can change, and it being centralized doesn't mean the address is actually stored and linked to your person. There is a big difference between "having access to some data at some point" and "permanently connecting that data to a user's account".
I do agree that decentralized services have big advantages here. I want to love Jami (jami.net), but unfortunately message delivery just isn't reliable enough yet.
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