Ciro Santilli
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Messaging software that force you to have a mobile phone | 🗖 nosplit | ↑ parent "Messaging software" | 189

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Chat programs that don't have a proper web-only operation and force you to have a mobile phone, e.g. WhatsApp.
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Heck, even Signal, which is supposed to be super secure and good for your privacy, forces you to disclose your freaking cell phone to all contacts! https://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-signal-without-revealing-your-private-phone-1818996580
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What is my phone breaks? What if I don't want to have a fucking phone? What if I move countries and have to change the fucking number? Also evil but less because done by all: chat programs that can't send you an email if you don't see the message in X minutes.
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European Union, time to force those evil companies to use support open standards like XMPP?
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Yes, end-to-end encrypted peer-to-peer remains impossible with that, but I'm fine with the National Security Agency reading my messages until a working distributed technical solution is available, maybe it already is and just needs more visibility.
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