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Matrix developers have confirmed that a secure chat app developed by French government will be based on the Riot client.

tomshardware.com/news/france-a

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@yogthos @Liandri
Perso, je me méfierais d'une application développée par un "gouvernement" quel qu'il soit..

@Armagedon @Liandri typically agree, but it sounds like they're sponsoring an existing open source effort. If Matrix benefits from this, that's a good thing. :)

@yogthos "For one, users are not warned by default when someone else is impersonating the people with which they’re communicating."

Wut?

I know what they're trying to say, but that's a terrible way to say it, and an excellent way to show the writer is just parroting what they heard.

@ricardojmendez I'm assuming it's referring to this issue arstechnica.com/information-te

Since WhatsApp won't notify you when the key changes on the other end, so technically you wouldn't know if you started talking to a different party.

@yogthos But it's not that it doesn't warn you. It's that the implementation still forwards the last enqueued messages _before_ warning you (which I agree doesn't make sense).

That's why the description doesn't fit - it makes it sound like, by default, anyone can impersonate people on WhatsApp unless their target changed the settings.

@ricardojmendez ah I see, since I've never actually used WhatsApp, I only go by what I see in the news :)