Signal Reviews

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Regardless of who endorses him, Moxie is hostile to anyone that threatens his control over the project. He also has a very high opinion of the Google Play store despite that coming with Google's ToS and Google Play Services. He does everything he can to shutdown alternative modes of distribution. I would read this before installing and contributing to Signal's userbase, especially if open source and/or F-Droid are things you care about.

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I am not an expert but i appreciate the thought that you put into your criticism. Most importantly i appreciate the alternatives that you listed. I'm checking into Tox right now.

Secure, but not anonymous

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I love Signal because of the automatic end-to-end encryption. Even though Whatsapp now has that, too, I still prefer Signal because it's more transparent about key handling. I would love them to add an opportunity to use it without a phone number. This is the only thing I don't like because you can't stay anonymous when using Signal.

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Need to give your real phone number to work.

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You need to give to the company signal your private phone number..

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100% EFF Secure Messaging Scorecard score!

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This app got a 100% rating on the EFF's Secure Messaging Scorecard.

WhatsApp and Telegram are not completely open and are not as secure as Signal!

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I love this app. End-to-end encryption allows me to communicate without fear. It's quick, easy to use and having a Linux desktop app makes it the best. ;D

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  • Can't make calls on desktop
  • Can't register on devices without service (so your wifi-only phone is scewed)

So basically this FOSS app is great if you can afford it

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Free; Open Source; multi-platform; Privacy aware

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Great!

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Best messenger I have found so far. I can also combine SMS and Signal-messenges in one which is very handy.

[Edited by wojosc, December 28]

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The security is great! Too bad it has such a hard time handling other things. Do note that I have a rather old phone, which may cause some of these issues.

I have always had a hard time sending pictures, I don't receive group texts and I have had a number of people complain that my texts start or end with random garbage. While it might work great with people on signal using it for people using other SMS applications it is less than adequate.

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Elegant app that has top level security.

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Alternatives? Maybe? Maybe not?

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The alternatives listed to RedPhone aren't exactly used for the same purpose as this app. Sure, many of them allow you to make encrypted phonecalls (right?) but not in the exact same way. I wouldn't call them alternatives but that's just me.

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Love it!

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RedPhone is really awesome app. I use it with textsecure also.

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