[talk] Encrypted Chat Applications (aka not Signal)

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Wed Feb 12 15:41:01 EST 2020

Hi All,

I wanted to ask if folks have any preferred end to end encryption communications software they like, for chat/txt type messaging?  Quite specifically:

I'm looking for:
- Stuff which relies on user-created encryption keys (pgp/gpg or otherwise)
  - optionally, has a distributed trust validation model built in (gpg signing use would do it)
- Stuff which relies on generalized network/messaging infrastructure
  - Anyone remember gpg plug ins for irc clients way back when?
  - Remember when gpg over xmpp got hot?

I am *not* looking for:
- Anything which replaces distributed trust (gpg and human validation), with cenralized authority (Signal, iMessage, ssl/tls/CA based models-)
- Maybe apps can run on popular mobile platforms (iOS, Android)
- Maybe apps which can run on desktop (Pidgn?  Does it have these features?)

Any thoughts?


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