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So, Wire (http://wire.com/) has started opening its server-side code:
They had already released a subset of the client code (same location as above) and have committed to releasing both client & server source code in full.
A review of Wire's security by @veorq and @marver can be found here: https://research.kudelskisecurity.com/2017/02/09/wire-cryptography-audit-with-x41-d-sec/
CWs aren't "censorship" or putting your toots behind some kinda wall, they're basically equivalent to lowering your voice so only the intended people can hear you in this crowded bar, as you talk about stuff that's potentially upsetting, TMI, or whatever.
People don't want CWs on "politics" (which really means "the news") because they're oversensitive and afraid of seeing the news, they read they news, they just don't want it to be a 24-hour punditry vortex in here.
About attemps to add encryption to the timeline
I also dislike efforts to put encrypted posts in the timeline via CW/the 500 chars. It's a hack, at best. This should be implemented directly in the protocol, not developed like this.
Caveat: I find it very honourable for one to try that. Privacy is a huge goal, everywhere, but it should be done right.
I just confirmed my identity on Keybase, and you can too! https://keybase.pub/rafaelcosta/README.txt
Wire opensourced their server code:
Finally, I can suggest Wire as a so-so secure alternative to Signal.
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Identity confirmation: https://keybase.pub/rafaelcosta/README.txt
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