@threemaapp I must disagree. Privacy is a fundamental right. You should not pay for it. What you should pay for is ability to have privacy in a comfortable way.
I agree but trying to convince my social circle of that is a lot harder. I'm still struggling to get them to switch away from Hangouts and WhatsApp to signal, which is free and more popular now 😣
I am suspicious of Signal because, what is their revenue stream? How do they pay for the service they provide?
Signal is owned by a nonprofit organization which was funded with 50 M$ given by Brian Acton (WhatsApp founder). At this moment they do not need to have a revenue stream because they can live off this money.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!