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Well what I liked about signal was the locked access and encrypted database to protect any on-device SMS messages from snooping if I lost my phone or having an interaction with the authorities as you can’t be forced to give up a password (as opposed to finger print).
So I looked for a fork of signal and found ***Silence on F-Droid. ** *
It has both those features. Again, I’m not using it to encrypt messages E2E… I’m looking at on device security
I remember silence. It was good, but havent gotten any updates in like 2 years.
I just installed it. Looks great 👍
Yes! Silence! This is what Signal was before all the googleization, works like a charm. The most significant problem is: Where do you find people to change encrypted SM using Silence? I have just ONE fried who is using silence.
Signal is moving away from the SMS protocol, AFAIK. Is this right?
@i18nde @Unfunnyryan yes it is. I need to find some alternatives to signal
Signal wasn’t using the SMS protocol. They were using the Signal protocol. They’re droping support for using the app as an SMS client. I think than nobody should be using SMSs nowdays so that’s good.
No one should, but sooooo many Americans are. I don’t have a single person using Silence for E2E messages. Nor did I really have any friends using signal, either. But for myself I was looking for on device encryption and password protected app usage. I wish I had friends using either… But they all have iPhones and use iMessage.
Oof. That sucks. :(