Q&A with a user experience researcher at Signal:
@andreas The first sentence in the form is "We believe in privacy" and yet . . . it's a Google Form. That's one of the many many reasons I can't stand OWS lol
@amolith yeah, they mention:
“Signal does not sell, rent, or monetize your personal data or content in any way—ever. The information you share with Signal Research is solely to improve Signal's products.
@amolith Or maybe they’re deliberately relying on Google infrastructure for security / ease of use for non-critical work idk
@andreas They tout privacy and security but all Moxie (and thus OpenWhisperSystems) truly cares about is security and they are not the same. I won't refute the fact that Google services are secure and that my data would be safe from malicious third-parties if stored there but there is not one ounce of privacy afforded by the practises they recommend.
@andreas I know I'm preaching to the choir here, the topic just gets me fired up 😅
@amolith no worries; this is a good reminder!
Personal instance of nitrohorse (nitrohorse.com).