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Secure Messengers

March, 25. 2019f 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

Have you already switched to a safer messenger or do you at least use one? Well, but what does "safe" actually mean? For your orientation, here is some information that shows all the technical features of distant messengers in a matrix.

Have a look at these - and don't be shocked:

My personal favorite is signal. Wire , Riot and others contain (more info at Exodus Privacy), which partly tracks your communication with a unique ID. On the desktop I find Tox and Retroshare quite ingenious. Tox is completely serverless and easy to use, but still a little bit flawed - so you only can talk to one friend at a time. Retroshare is a whole arsenal and comes with forums and email replacement. Even when you're offline, data is stored on your contacts side, even without a central server. But Retroshare requires ports in your router to be unlocked, which is not always possible.

So, how does it look like - already switched?

Avoid surveillance and rely on secure and encrypted messengers.

If we do not want all our communication to be monitored and evaluated, there is a possibility that we may take a step forward by ourselves and become active. We are the mass that has to move. ;-)