#Signal turning into a crypto-ponzi currency scheme?

stephendiehl.com/blog/signal.h

Surprise!

That Signal:
- isn't really free/libre software (as Moxie denied freedom to redistribute modified version)
- would *never* federate (political choice of centralization)
- updated server software wasn't published
- invaded people's phonebooks
- runs on Amazon+NSA's infrastructure
- is virtually impossible to use out of Google's infrastructure -
- etc.

...didn't seem to be enough to alarm Signal users.

AH also forgot what is probably the most important from a privacy/information-security perspective:

- impossible to use without a *phone-number*!

Now the true objective of all these political choices (strong identifier + centralization + control of the distribution, etc) becomes clear: there is a financial interest to keep the users captive, to get rich with ponzi-crypto....

... well done, Moxie, many of us didn't see it coming! :)

@autodigestivo @jz Can we really trust Snowden? A former secret service agent ... You know what we said, it's like mafia, you can't quit secret services ... Unless you're dead 馃槈

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