• Otter@lemmy.ca
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      9 months ago

      Yep

      The one useful feature here might be automatic backups. Losing chat data is the biggest downside for the friends who didn’t like signal. It’s not worth the risk for them.

      I have automatic backups set up with foldersync, and it works pretty well but feels janky to set up. I also have to periodically clear the files from my Google Drive trash folder else it eats up my storage.

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      9 months ago

      Well signal is full of proprietary software even though its core is Foss. That’s why molly doesn’t support absolutely proprietary operating systems

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        9 months ago

        Signal on the Google play store isn’t FOSS but it facilitates the delivery of notifications to the user. The protocol itself is open source and notifications are handled securely even with Google play services on the phone. If you want a FOSS version, use the APK on their website, it has an auto updater.

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          9 months ago

          I use molly because it has a F-droid repo and is more trustworthy in my mind

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            Sorry, but an external repo added to F-Droid does nothing for your security. Even proprietary garbage can be on F-Droid as an added repo.

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        Molly doesn’t really remove the proprietary Google parts unless you download the FOSS version

        It simply isn’t for iOS, because they didn’t develop a version for iOS

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        9 months ago

        The one anti-spam module in the server code and… what else is proprietary?

        FCM? The thing they need to give android users (with Google play services installed) notifications?

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          They have a websocket built in. So they dont really need FCM even on phone with GPlay.

          The websocket is fairly energy efficient, and much more reliable than FCM, in my experience.

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            9 months ago

            It definitely isn’t energy efficient. I installed Signal as an SMS app out of curiosity when I first degoogled but the battery drain was insanely high and the highest of all my apps.