For those interested in Delta chat's security goals, @hpk42@twitter.com just wrote a few bits about some of the underlying security thinking with DC, in response to an inquiring user support.delta.chat/t/security-

@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 delta.chat/en/2020-05-27-may-f )

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 delta.chat/en/2020-05-27-may-f

Stand back while Delta Chat's core Rust lib is fully moving to async -- Smtp, Imap already already are async and released on all platforms but now sql, jobs, mime-parsing and chat/message/contact handling is due. Afterwards Delta Chat might have the most modern e-mail stack? ;)

For those who missed it -- a few days ago the german Vodafone magazine recommended Delta Chat as Whatsapp alternative ... thanks :) vodafone.de/featured/apps/delt

@Faket hm, this is very concerning. I forwarded it to the developers.

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The only technologies you should trust are the ones you don’t need to trust because the people who built them decentred themselves and designed them so you don’t have to trust anyone – including them – to begin with.

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@delta the letter here is very interesting and strong. I hope everybody read this and learn something really valuable. Thanks for sharing!

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@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.

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@delta about "Russia asked for access to Delta Chat user data...":

Very similar to (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!

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 ... delta.chat/en/2020-05-01-roska

Die Hostsharing Genossenschaft hat einen interessanten Spezialtipp fürs homeoffice und sicheres Chatten :) hostsharing.net/blog/2020/04/1

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) ... support.delta.chat/t/you-can-h -- "burner messages" will come after that.

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Vous connaissez #Deltachat @delta ?

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)

tuxicoman.jesuislibre.net/2020

@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.

delta.chat/en/help#can-i-use-d

@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.

3rd android store: after F-Droid and Google Play, is now available in the Amazon Appstore as well: amazon.com/dp/B0864PKVW3/ allows easier installation eg. on Fire devices @amazonappstore@twitter.com get.delta.chat

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♻️data use reductions in Delta Chat 

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@delta@chaos.social:

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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