UwU Hello there VRChat user!
I created this website to tell you about Signal Private Messenger (available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store).
In my opinion, it is one of the best pieces of software ever created by mankind. I'm not even joking. Here are some features:
- It's fully end-to-end encrypted. The server would have to pull off an active attack the first time people communicated if they wanted to read people's messages. Doing this on even a small scale would open them up to a high chance of getting caught and people never using Signal ever again. So in short, you don't need to trust Signal's servers to not be evil or to not get hacked because Signal goes to extensive lengths to make sure that even they can't read your messages. Discord on the other hand...they can read everything and who knows who else can too.
- It's not just messages that are secure. Everything is private. Group chats, stickers, pictures, video calls, voice calls, user profile names, user profile pictures, file transfers, emoji reactions, etc.
- Signal can become your default texting app (if you want) so you don't have to switch between as many messengers. And when one of your contacts gets Signal, messages will be automatically encrypted.
- Signal Technology Foundation is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that works in the public interest. You don't have to pay for anything at all and there are no ads or in-app purchases. They run completely on donations.
- The code behind Signal is fully free-as-in-freedom and open source. That means technical people in the community can review Signal's design to ensure there are no bugs or backdoors.
- Signal's design is excellent and it comes with properties other than end-to-end encryption. It has perfect forward secrecy so if your cryptographic keys are compromised after you've had a conversation it'll still stay private. It also comes with deniability. When you send a message to someone Signal "signs" it to prove it came from you and not an attacker. But in the very next message, it gives away a code that lets the signature on the first message to be forged by anyone. This gives people a harder time proving (say, in court) that messages were actually sent. And with a new feature called Sealed Sender, Signal reduces the data they recieve about who even sent a message (sender names are encrypted so only the recipient can be completely sure who a message came from).
- Edward Snowden (the guy who leaked the US Government's illegal spying activities) loves Signal and recommends it to everyone.
If you want someone to try Signal with, I'd be more than happy to chat with you. Ask me in game for my phone number.
Oh, and the reason my name is "u.nu/reporthate" is because it used to be Report Hate. I didn't want to confuse any of my friends so I changed it to a near-identical name when I made this website.
And since you're still here, also check out Tor Browser. It's can be a bit slow, but that's because it goes to extensive lengths to protect your privacy. There really is no better browser for privacy. Period.