@strypey there is nothing wrong with Telegram crypto, that "don't roll your own" is just an excuse
@charlag but you can start a secret chat (e2e encrypted) with 200+ millions of users. Plus calls are always e2e encryped (of course).
@alexl I'm from Russia and I used Telegram a lot because of the network effect, it's very popular here. I used it like 3 times during 4 years or so to send passwords and such.
E2E is possible and should be on by default, like in Signal, Wire and soon Matrix. You shouldn't have to opt into anything.
And let me ask you about Telegram's business model.
@charlag with e2e encryption enabled by default Telegram wouldn't had been able to deliver an user experience that can compete with proprietary services because most feature depends on its cloud-based model. Also Telegram doesn't sell user data or use them in any way.
Improving secret chats would be welcome of course.
Telegram doesn't have a business model.
@charlag Whatsapp doesn't have e2e encryption, it claims so, but without the source code of the clients we can't know.
And Whatsapp is a service by Facebook. Its business model is collecting users data. If Whatsapp really has e2e encryption what it collects are metadata, because I doubt Facebook does beneficence.
@alexl I don't trust them either. I just provided some examples. "Experiences" is a very poor excuse for security and privacy (some Russian opposition politicians been in trouble because police hijacked cellular and logged into their accounts. Shouldn't have happened.)
Fast, secure and up-to-date instance, welcoming everyone around the world. Join us! 🌍
Up since 04/04/2017. ✅
Why should you sign up on mstdn.io?
This instance is not focused on any theme or subject, feel free to talk about whatever you want. Although the main language is english, we accept every single language and country.
We're connected to the whole ActivityPub fediverse and we do not block any foreign instance nor user.
We do have rules, but the goal is to have responsible users.
The instance uses a powerful server to ensure speed and stability, and it has good uptime. We follow state-of-the-art security practices.
Also, we have over 300 custom emojis to unleash your meming potential!
Looking for a Kpop themed instance? Try kpop.social