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Re: [LUG] signal messaging app


On 06/02/17 11:18, Gordon Henderson via list wrote:
On Sun, 5 Feb 2017, Henry Bremridge via list wrote:

On Sun, Feb 05, 2017 at 06:16:45PM +0000, Tom via list wrote:
Anyone using this at all? https://whispersystems.org/

I played with it for a while, then got thoroughly pissed off with it when it started to message my phone at all hours when it detected one of my contacts was also using it - inviting me to connect with them via signal.

Other than waking me up during the night, how did it know my contacts were using signal?
I'd guess you gave it permission to use your contacts list - so it matches the phone numbers up et voila!

Have it on the phone, the problem is network effects. Its only useful if
everyone uses it

This too.

I uninstalled it after they told me the only way to stop the notification was to stop all notifications. Things may have changed but I simply don't need it.


I've found the best way to use a phone is to turn all notifications off.
Tom te tom te tom

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