We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.
We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.
Not to drag this out, but would you mind posting a link to something about Telegram's travails? I'm interested.
There's the potential for a dangerous wave of slickly designed messaging apps that adopt the mantle of security without truly prioritizing it. I had a frustrating interaction with the Tox team here, for example:
On 27/02/14 20:20, Francis Irving wrote:
> Hi all!
> Having interviewed many geeks, I now think the limiting factor in mass adoption is involvement of more design and user experience people in decentralization projects.
> As I describe in the Gigaom article today, I also think designers are quite interested in this (post Snowden), and likely there are some who need good projects to help/start but don't know about this movement.
> We are going to try and interview more people with that kind of background, who have done at least something tangible in this area.
> Ideas I have:
> Telegram - who does design stuff there?
For the love of god please do not give Telegram any more attention.
They are a marketing machine with no security credentials whatsoever.
They are so far up their own ass they are like a 3D projection of a klein bottle.
They ate a crap load of humble cake, perhaps it will be worth talking to them in a year or so. But not now. Give more deserving projects your attention for the time being.