cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/135931
> The main site is located here: [molly.im](molly.im)
> The first paragraphs on the donation page:
> The goal is to build a secure messaging app with integrated support for Monero payments and a decentralized backend.
> The application will be based on the Signal fork Molly.im (henceforth 'Molly') but with a privacy-focused backend that allows the user to sign up anonymously (without phone number), encrypt their local database with passphrase encryption, RAM shredding, and more.
> Monero features will include the ability to set up a XMR wallet, send and receive funds, keep track of the balance, and review the history.
> We build Signal in the open, with publicly available source code for our applications and servers. To keep Signal a free global communication service without spam, we must depart from our totally-open posture and develop one piece of the server in private: a system for detecting and disrupting spam campaigns. Unlike encryption protocols, which are designed to be provably secure even if everyone knows how they work, spam detection is an ongoing chore for which there is no concrete resolution and for which transparency is a major disadvantage.
> An interesting thing about conspiracy theories is that they functionally serve to direct attention away from obvious, straightforward, and plausible truths — which even if unintentional, kind of makes them… the ultimate conspiracy.
> I see this play out in the Signal conspiracy theories that come up every week. Although honestly, sometimes the most disappointing thing is how unimaginative they are.
> Can’t I at least be a reptilian lizard person, or something a little more creative than an unlikely CIA agent?
For those not familiar with Git, this is the change that introduces a quality selector in Signal for android. It is already available in beta and looks like this:
![The two options of the quality selector: standard (Faster, less data) and High (Slower, more data)](https://i.redd.it/1xjxgugzgiy61.jpg)
I had been looking for an RSS feed for Signal's blog for quite some time and I finally found it.
For some reason there's no link to it anywhere but there is actually one!
Apparently Signal doesn't run in the backgroud and give notifications if I don't have Google Play Services enabled.
Anyway to work around this? Seems uncool to have a privacy focused messenger that relies on Google shit.