My personal observations are that a good number of people have felt 'fatigued' by Facebook for a very long time, but were also unsure of how best to extricate themselves without incurring a social penalty.
But now there's an impetus that most people can understand. I'm not sure about how many people will move away or how quickly it'll happen, but the network effects Facebook capitalized on can also work in reverse: if you have just one or two very vocal privacy proponents in a friend circle pushing to get off the platform. One group I'm in recently migrated to Telegram for this very reason.
Any centralized communication network is by definition insecure (one point of failure).
Maybe try Tox.
Telegram copperating with Iran
It’s a project that has always put security first but made some compromises for usability — very different from Telegram which has put expansion and monetization first — and it was started by Moxie Marlinspike whose views and contributions are well-known.
With Signal, it is not a single point of failure. The Android, iOS, desktop apps all do end-to-end encryption. So a compromised server wouldn’t mean your messages are compromised.
The client would need to be compromised, and if the client is compromised, tox.chat is toast as well.
I meant DoS attack not encryption.
AFAIK all of these secure "apps" are NOT decentralized.
So if you can just block a certain IP, you'd have successfuly performed a DoS attack.
While I cannit defend (or attack, I'm no cryptographer) their crypto they seem to have a solution to this:
They say they don't store keys in the same datacenter or even jurisdiction as the customer data they protect.
According to them this means getting unencrypted data through a legal process would mean getting a warrant in two or more countries at once.
> According to them
I find it very hard trusting their word. And we know the company has the ability to read messages. How is telegram better from FB messenger?
> And we know the company has the ability to read messages.
I don’t think we actually know that.
In fact I think they have a system to keep data and keys apart and in different jurisdictions to prevent USA, Russia or anyone from being able to get access to it.
I am no cryptographer or legal expert though.
> How is telegram better from FB messenger?
This is a bit simpler: while Facebook messenger might be E2E encrypted I have good reason to believe that Facebook will datamine my metadata and sell it to however wants to pay.