Posted by: vertigo« on: January 28, 2021, 04:45:43 »
Signal is a Not for Profit dedicated to users privacy, Telegram is a commercial product hosted in Dubai which focusing on secured messaging and profit.
Telegram has not had the best track record in securing their customers information from breaches. Several security experts have criticised Telegram's original architecture however this has recently has been updated and may now be much improved.
Your comment is misleading. Telegram has servers all over the world as do most large messaging apps. Telegram is motivated by security and privacy and have never given up any data to law enforcement. Telegram also has a bounty for anyone who can break the messaging security which includes server infrastructure. Despite many attempts, it has never been compromised. They are privately funded by two brothers.
Your comment is TOTALLY POINTLESS and IRRELEVANT. Why do you even exist in this world when you can't even understand the issues here?
So what if Telegram has servers all over the world? So what if they claim to be motivated by privacy etc. - any company trying to make a buck will claim that?!? Zuckfark said the same thing when he acquired Whatsapp.So what if they have a bounty? Google and Facebook offer some of the most lucrative bounties in the industry for bugs & vulnerabilities and they don't give a flying rat's a** fark about your privacy.
The biggest REASON why people should use Signal and not Telegram or Whatsapp etc. is also one which every comment here has totally missed - it is OPEN SOURCE! Anybody can peer review and examine their source code! I know you're too dumb to understand code but lots of experts and coders have done so and concluded that they are the best in class. So good, even Whatsapp uses Signal's encryption methods. The problem is that Facebook is being disingeneous with what they are trying to do. They are perusing metadata of Whatsapp users. Even if they can't read the messages or listen to the voice calls, the fact that they can piece together your metadata means that they can know a lot about you still such as your likes/dislikes and activity on the web such as what web links bring you to where. Your Facebook will then adapt and start feeding you targeted ads based on that.
Edward Snowden recommended Signal circa 2014 and I've been using it since. He said it years ago - no software can be trusted except when they are open source.
I really hope that the US law makers under a Democrat leadership can break Facebook up, including unwinding the Whatsapp acquisition. Its the only way to give Zuckbucks a bloody nose and end his arrogance once and for all.
You come across as a a**.
Your right about a lot of things you posted but your condescending attitude is that of a little spoiled child .
Well said. I was going to post something similar. This isn't the only post like this I've seen from them. Apparently everyone that doesn't know everything about everything is an idiot, etc. Instead of actually being civil and using it as an opportunity to teach people, they act like an *** and just cause people to move on without even reading it.
Telegram doesn't have encrypted messages. No go
Signal is okay, but we know Acton at some point he is going to sell. There is no free lunch
THREEMA cost around 3$, is the most secure of them all and is swiss with swiss servers. It cost very little and as it is not free, they will never need to collect your data for monetization. Has all possible features you may wish. By far your best option !!!
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Telegram does have encryption, it's just disabled by default, which is what people really have a problem with. And as for Threema, I looked into them before, and while I don't remember my findings, I do remember I wasn't terribly impressed and decided against using their service.
Signal is the best option from a strictly privacy and security standpoint, but it has a lot of issues. In fact, I've been using it for years but have recently pretty much given up on it. The protocol is good, but the implementation not so much. Hopefully with the recent shift in people's attitudes about all of this (it's about time) there will be more alternatives created using Signal's encryption. Competition is almost always a good thing, after all.