A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
- Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
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- If you have a question, please try searching for previous discussions, maybe it has already been answered
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I don’t think it’s very fair to leave Threema out of the discussion, now that they’re open-source.
Only the client is OSS. So it’s not free as in freedom, even though it is open source.
Threema has incomparably small userbase, so is not considered even in privacy community.
I imagine that is slowly changing now since they’ve made that announcement. The only thing that was holding most people back from at least giving it a shot was the fact that it wasn’t open-source. I personally think it should be included at this point because it is privacy-focused alternative to WhatsApp.
I agree, thanks for pointing it out. Threema was in my hindsight, never in focus, but this changes things.
Although, I use XMPP and Matrix daily, so it is one of the most little mistakes I made in not considering each and every app in the discussion. I will apologise to myself for that.