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Telegram is a shady app. They rolled their own crypto, put up a "challenge" to break it with conditions that would've made most crypto unbreakable; most importantly, they do not even encrypt anything by default
@Gargron what would be a user friendly, encrypted chat app?
@pasqui023 Wire seems ok
@Gargron What is your opinion about Jabber with the new OMEMO encryption scheme? I test Conversations on Android and it is quite good.
@masoud OMEMO is good and I believe it powers most good e2e apps now. Conversations, Signal, WhatsApp, Wire
@Gargron They are all based on Double Ratchet Algorithm. But the big difference of Jabber (aka XMPP) to all the rest is its decentralization. I haven't yet given up on a decentralized messaging platform, although I know that it's very hard to do right.
@masoud Matrix might also interest you
@Gargron privately funded by two exceptionally rich people 🤔🤔🤔
@gooz whatsapp e2e encrypted by default—that's loads better then nearly any other popular client out there.
@Gargron also, it is open source, but they don't accept pull requests, and their source code is really weird and hard to read. That isn't really open...
I'm ok with not encrypting everything by default, though. Encryption makes things like group chats, using multiple devices, backing up data in the cloud a lot harder if not impossible.
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