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Signal used its Ad account on Instagram to show you your personal data it can see, and Facebook promptly shut it down and disabled their Ad account

Signal explained how it went down in a blog post Tuesday. The idea was to post ads on Instagram which use the data an online advertiser may have collected about users, and basically show the user what that data might be for them.

However, Facebook wasn't having it, and shut down both the campaign and Signal's ad account. It's unclear which rule or guideline, exactly, Signal has breached in order to get banned.

See Signal tried to run a very honest ad campaign on Instagram. Facebook said no.

#technology #instagram #facebook #privacy #signal

Instead, Signal's ad account on the platform got banned.

Ich möchte zur Diskussion stellen, welcher Messenger (Threema und Signal) nach eurer Meinung bzw. Faktenlage weniger Metadaten sammelt/verarbeitet.

Feuer frei! 🔥

#threema #signal

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The #Signal messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.

You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:

➡️ @snikket_im - New initiative giving XMPP servers & clients a newbie-friendly unified look and feel

➡️ @xmpp - The XMPP standards foundation

➡️ @matrix - Matrix is best known for its Element client

➡️ @delta - Messaging through email

➡️ @briar - P2P messaging

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Mark Zuckerbeg não usando #WhatsApp, mas sim o #Signal, para suas conversas pessoais me surpreende menos do que um traficante (não um vapor) que não usa drogas.

Reminder of why #Signal is far from optimal:

- No #anonymity (every account is connected to a phone number)
- Not #opensource (the git repo of the server hasn't been updated in a year)
- No #decentralization
- No web client, and max. 1 mobile client per account
- No #privacy (your entire contact list is uploaded to the server. It's encrypted, but it's trivial to brute-force encrypted phone numbers. You can prevent it by disabling the PIN feature, but it's enabled by default without warning.)

The last contribution to #Signal's server software was on April 22, 2020. Due to the sudden commit drop to literally 0 it is no longer possible to seriously call current Signal versions fully open-source.

That has no effect on the messenger's end-to-end encryption or its overall security but it does compromise the trust in the Signal Foundation, especially when considering that they did not give any reason for not disclosing the source code.

Diagram of contributions to Signal's server software from 2019 until today. In mid-2020 the commits drop to 0.

Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

#WhatsApp #Telegram #Signal #matrix #xmpp #p2p #element #quicksy #FreeSoftware

Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.

Ya saben, si van a usar las apps de whatsapp o facebook, sepan qué información usan para perfilarlos 😉
RT @juncotic
¡Para tener en cuenta! Interesante resumen de los datos que recopila cada una de las principales apps de mensajería instantánea.

#privacidad #signal #telegram #whatsapp #facebook #im

Cierto es, cuantas más mejor. Digamos que #Telegram y #Signal son las opciones más sencillas o parecidas

OK... Y cómo se comunica hoy Snowden???


¿Usáis #Signal? ¿Qué tal va? Yo uso WhatsApp para el trabajo (😭) y Telegram para lo personal.

Es interesante el revuelo que hay con los términos de #WhatsApp.

Miles de usuarios están probando #Signal y #Telegram.
¿Sabéis cuántos migrarán definitivamente?

Educated people on my #whatsapp about the updated terms, also made some of them to switch to #signal #riot and #telegram . Finally deleted my #WhatsApp account today!

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