Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

We can do better than Signal

I have a few gripes with Signal — the biggest of them all is it’s centralized, and in the US no less. This alone makes it not that different from WhatsApp — we’re simply moving from one silo to another. What’s to say that Signal will uphold its values, continue operating and evade censorship and potential compromise? To top it off, they’re becoming a fairly high value target off late. And if that isn’t convincing enough, Signal’s massive outage lasting nearly a day should be enough evidence against centralization. Further, Signal is known to use AWS as their cloud provider — what if another Parler happens and the rug is pulled from under Signal’s feet? We can do better than Signal