> Is F-Droid's Silence any better than Signal given it can run without > Google Play Store?
I use CyanogenMod Android minus most of the Google malware (ie. no Google play). In that configuration Signal refuses to work because it (at least) depends on Google Play for notifications. Silence however does not, and works great. On Android, with a sim card. However, it is my (not deeply researched!!) understanding that the Signal dev(s) do not like/permit other applications connecting to their servers. No servers, no direct messages, all Silence messages are necessarily SMS messages going over the phone network. So Silence will not work outside of a phone with a working sim card. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20160816184247.02dd35bc%40armor-mail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.