I get all the stuff *I* like from #Signal, except I am still stuck on my phone.
#Equifax breach, profit pressures squeeze open-source community, says #Signal coder
Having to use a phone number for #Signal was one of the reasons I never used it; silly, since the no. is on my homepage, I know! Threema is not free software, sadly. The only benefit it has is that you can generate new IDs, which you then have to get to people via email or whatever. I might try this with a working SIM card I got for free for my iPad a long time ago. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9kaxge/how-to-use-signal-without-giving-out-your-phone-number-a-gendered-security-issue
It's possible to loose all data (your SMS/Signal texts) on each signal update.
Not good advice from Micah Lee. He's ignoring #vault7 - #signal compromised through phones (all have back doors) https://theintercept.com/2017/05/01/cybersecurity-for-the-people-how-to-keep-your-chats-truly-private-with-signal/
Breaking Signal: A Six-Month Journey
Markus Vervier and Jean-Philippe Aumasson have spent the past six months poking security holes in the end-to-end encryption protocol Signal, all on their free time. And they have been successful in privately disclosing what they consider more than a half-dozen flaws to Signal, most of which have been patched.