With the recent #WhatsApp security issue, many people recommend #Keybase as alternative. Personally however, I certainly prefer products that own their security issues: https://palant.de/2018/09/06/keybase-our-browser-extension-subverts-our-encryption-but-why-should-we-care/. And I'm not the only one who made such experience with the Keybase team. #infosec
@WPalant having used Keybase a lot and still using it - the clients are garbage and instead of adding simple features (and not accepting PRs for them) they add things no one will ever ask for like an irrelevant crypto currency.
I would basically recommend email and letting Google read it before bringing another person on the platform
@fallenhitokiri Sadly, email is broken for anything even remotely private. So crypto messengers have their place - if only we had some better choices.
So far I settled on #Signal. While being far from perfect, it does the job. #Threema has some appeal not having accounts bound to phone numbers, but with a paid-for client I'm afraid that I won't find anybody else willing to communicate through it. All other solutions I'm aware of have significant issues.
@fallenhitokiri @WPalant Yes, threema is not free. And those, who don't realise, that there is no free lunch, actually paid with their data and privacy. Its only seems to be free, but it is not. Have you tried to convince your friends for self-hosted #xmpp or #matrix? At least there are free clients for the both protocols.
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