cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/270408
Some local drug dealers and addicts use signal and I def don’t want them having my phone number.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
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If you want temporary solution, use XMPP. You can use a username instead of a phone number. You can create private and public chats
Wanting privacy’s understandable, but I don’t get why people have to add ‘drug addicts’.
People smoking a heroine spliff aren’t gonna do drugs at your house.
not currently, they do seem to be actively working on adding usernames but who knows how long that will take
Afaik there is a build flag in the source code for Signal not to share your number in group chats but that has been there for quite some time. The Signal team really takes its time on this one…
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Cross compatible with signal? Like how Lemmy and Mastodon federate?
nope signal is proprietary and cross compatibility would likely compromise their security
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Get a burner phone number?
I did that. I lost the burner number after it got rotated. Months later, I lost my Signal account when someone apparently used the number to setup an account on Signal.
You can lock your signal account with a password/code so that can’t happen
No. Use matrix, where you can have several accounts.
I recently heard about Databag. It’s a decentralized and federated end to end encrypted messaging service. It could help with the issue. As long as you have or know someone who could run a node on some server space or even a rasberry pi