I am... so not understanding #OMEMO. Why do people actually like this?

@rozzin Not entirely sure what you mean, but I like end-to-end encryption (and forward secrecy) and federated services like jabber, so OMEMO fills a need. Is there something you don't like about it?

When "my messages are all locked up inside one particular device" was one of the major reasons I gave up on SMS and switched to XMPP in the first place, suddenly having the old SMS problems show up in XMPP hits a sore spot... https://www.hackerposse.com/~rozzin/journal/availability/cutting-the-cord-on-sms.html
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@rozzin I can understand that. Though I still find many XMPP servers don't support XEP-0280 so the problem persists even for non-encrypted messages. Having a well-configured XMPP server has been an ongoing struggle since I started using jabber.

In terms of E2E encryption there's an attack vector I've observed where two devices are logged in & one is left physically behind. That device is then used to observe conversations that were thought to be private. Hard to get the UX right around these.

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