I wanted to install Silence, but fdroid says it was last updated 2 year ago. Is the project still alive and active? I remember using it a while ago and i really liked it. That’s why i want to install it again.

@Slatlun@lemmy.ml
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Their website says that was the most recent release. Looks like you’re out of luck.

@vis4valentine@lemmy.ml
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😐😐 but they said they will drop it? Is there an alternative?

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Not that I know of. I still use it because of the Signal-like app lock, as I can’t find any other app with similar functionality. I essentially don’t use SMS anymore, so I don’t care about the rest being “outdated”.

I mean not a ton to change, it uses SMS so it is pretty limited in what improvements it can make. It is a fork of textsecure which hasn’t existed officially since 2015.

If it works, it works. It doesn’t seem to be abandoned but it doesn’t seem to be actively improving either. I assume if something breaks the dev will fix it.

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silence isn’t a great idea because it shows you are using encryption. signal is sent over IP so it’s way less obvious.

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What’s the pobrem sohwing that you are using encryption? (Ignoring the places where it’s illegal) Maybe using encryption makes you suspicious (?) But if every one uses it what’s making you “suspicious”? I mean, even WhatsApp is E2EE (they still get metada AF)

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it makes you a target. Like idk what else to say. It’s also impractical. The best encryption is the encryption that gets used. And signal is just far easier for 99% of people.

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As opposed to not encrypting which also makes you a target for a significantly bigger amount of people with less required skills?

@Brattea@lemmy.ml
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no as opposed to not making it obvious by using something like signal or session or matrix… damn like privacy is not a binary switch, threat models matter, and who tf is gonna use your texts against you besides the gov? Why give your cellular provider any metadata about the messages you send? Like all things considered silence is not a good option because you stick out so much.

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