The Truth about Discord

in #technology2 years ago (edited)

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Credit: Discord and Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay.

Long story short:

  • Discord isn't open source

  • it doesn't encrypt messages end-to-end

  • it doesn't allow self-hosting

  • it's funded by Time Warner

  • it collects user data like crazy

  • and it was founded by a guy whose previous company got sued for privacy violations (among other things).

From my article "How to Avoid Funding the American Deep State":

'Fortunately, there's Tox. Like the Signal protocol, Tox is open-source and offers end-to-end encryption. Plus, unlike the Signal protocol, it's peer-to-peer (meaning it doesn't rely on central servers). The "official" Tox messengers also don't require your phone number or access to your contacts.

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Since currently none of these Tox messengers are available for all major operating systems, here's a video about the messenger Riot:

(Matrix, the protocol Riot is based on, is not peer-to-peer. And, for the first three years of its development [2014-2017], most of the core contributors worked for Amdocs, which was co-founded by Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn.)

Two more open-source messengers worth mentioning are RetroShare and Kontalk. RetroShare is peer-to-peer and, like Kontalk, available for Android, Linux, MacOS, and Windows.'

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@kevinsarpei
I never really liked discord, it gave me a creepy and not very secure vibe (sorry to all discord fanatics here on steemit, each to his/her own)...

And I didn't find it user-friendly ;)

It's good for gaming and such maybe, but leaving to much personal info there just did not feel like a smart move...

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