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I see where you're coming from but I think you're being too harsh. I don't know Moxie personally, but he's been out there fighting the good fight since the '90s - I have a vague and possibly erroneous memory of having encountered him on the old cypherpunks list, back during the dawn of time. While I have had a frustrating experience with Signal, I have nothing but respect for Moxie's skill and his commitment to secure, private communication. Engineering is hard, everything is a tradeoff; I'm certain that nobody involved with Signal has any intention whatsoever of trying to sell us out to Google. They're undoubtedly looking at a complicated problem and trying to do a good job with it. It just happens that their particular choices aren't working for me.

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