Whenever some app or service claims to respect your #privacy, check for two things:

1. Is it open-source on both client and server (if applicable) ?
2. Is the service itself decentralized in some way (federated, allows self-hosting etc.) ?

Now evaluate everything you use - iPhones, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Gmail etc. using this checklist.

Try to find and use software/services which satisfy both of the above conditions.

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@njoseph Unfortunately misses the point as it doesn't care to educate people on the same issues as does. Besides, the Open Source Definition, kept by Open Source Initiative, doesn't address such as or the more elaborated forms such as those in many phones that deny the user the freedoms 0 and 1 (to adapt and reuse that in the same unit).

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