Why Would the French Government Choose Riot Over WhatsApp Telegram? Consider These Possible Reasons

Why Would the French Government Choose Riot Over WhatsApp Telegram? Consider These Possible Reasons

An interesting article dating back to 2016 on why this author chose Riot over Slack, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Facebook Messenger, etc.

Some key considerations though were:
* One login and follow many channels or servers
* Riot is not a walled garden and there are already hosted bridges to Slack, several IRC networks, Gitter, and even Twitter and SMS, and bridges you can run yourself for Telegram, XMPP, and it sounds like there may even be one close to working for Skype
* End-to-end (e2e) encryption, the ultimate in privacy, protect message contents entirely from server operators, governments you don't trust, corporations trying to index your messages and sell stuff to you
* Granular notification settings -- set some rooms to notify on every message, others only when your name is used, others not at all
* Run your own server, become completely self-reliant, not at the mercy of an external service

See https://www.freelock.com/blog/john-locke/2016-12/yet-another-messaging-platform-why-riot or more info at Riot's website at https://about.riot.im/what-is-riot/

#riot #messenger #whatsapp #telegram


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