For those interested in Delta chat's security goals, @firstname.lastname@example.org just wrote a few bits about some of the underlying security thinking with DC, in response to an inquiring user https://support.delta.chat/t/security-goals-of-delta-chat/999
@quantumwave there is not yet an easy way to switch to the new keys; if you started using Delta Chat before May, you probably use RSA keys. (for the exact version number see https://delta.chat/en/2020-05-27-may-features )
But as soon as it's clear that the new shorter ECC keys work for everyone, we will implement a way to switch to the new keys.
Desktop, iOS and Android apps each got major updates in May which have now all shipped: switching to faster encryption, new "auto-delete" features to keep phone/server storage clean/amnesiac ... and many little new nice things, here is a quick summary https://delta.chat/en/2020-05-27-may-features
For those who missed it -- a few days ago the german Vodafone magazine recommended Delta Chat as Whatsapp alternative ... thanks :) https://www.vodafone.de/featured/apps/delta-chat-app-funktionen-e-mail-test/#/
@Faket hm, this is very concerning. I forwarded it to the developers.
@delta the letter here is very interesting and strong. I hope everybody read this and learn something really valuable. Thanks for sharing!
@delta I will be eagerly watching our authorities scramble in a bid to try and block your "service". They will never accept or understand that you don't have a service.
@delta about "Russia asked for access to Delta Chat user data...":
Very similar to #Posteo (Berlin, email) vs. German Authorities. No data - no interception. So far so good.
The question remains:
What did the other services / providers do?
Intercept and deliver?
Record and provide?
Snoop and fetch data?
Posteo at that time accidentially found one answer: Yes, even illegal requests by authorities were fulfilled, all, always.
Be more selective in choosing your providers!
@juh yes, you can import it with an Autocrypt Setup Message: https://delta.chat/en/help#can-i-re-use-my-existing-private-key
Russia asked for access to Delta Chat user data ... so we had some explaining to do :) Cheers to decentralized app designs and the e-mail system's separation of apps and message transport, something that Whatsapp, Telegram and the likes fail to offer ... https://delta.chat/en/2020-05-01-roskamnadzor
Die Hostsharing Genossenschaft hat einen interessanten Spezialtipp fürs homeoffice und sicheres Chatten :) https://www.hostsharing.net/blog/2020/04/18/home-office-tools-teil-1-email/
Delta Chat is growing ephemeral messaging and it'd be great if you could help test the Android/iOS test versions that now include the first round of features aka "auto-deletion" (server-side and device-side) ... https://support.delta.chat/t/you-can-help-testing-auto-deletion/930 -- "burner messages" will come after that.
Vous pouvez utiliser l'email dans une interface graphique de messagerie instantanée à la #whatsapp avec du chiffrement de bout en bout.
L'intérêt? L'email st décentralisé et tout le monde a déja un email (et l'email de ses contacts)
@frankiezafe @xuv if you use Delta both on Desktop & Android, it's recommended to transfer the key with a backup, not with an Autocrypt Setup message - this way, you also transfer message history, known keys, settings, and everything else.
@frankiezafe @xuv Hm, do you use Delta both on Desktop & Android? Which provider do you use? Maybe you have to look in "Saved Messages", that's where your own messages arrive. I think the Autocrypt Setup Message arrives as "read" already, so don't be surprised if you don't get a notification, it should still be there.
new Delta Chat/Desktop releases for linux, windows, macos: https://delta.chat/en/2020-04-06-desktop-client-release #deltachat
♻️data use reductions in Delta Chat
A little post on how the current Android/iOS releases incorporate network traffic reduction improvements delta.chat/en/2020-03-11-reduc… -- maybe not important for high-resourced always-online folks but definitely for people with limited data plans and bad networks.
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