• TmpodMA
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    7 days ago

    This has nothing to do with the mobile app, which also has password/biometric unlocking, it’s about the desktop electron app.

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        7 days ago

        You did but it says “desktop” right in the page title.

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          I’m now genuinely not sure what you’re saying. I did what? I said it was about the mobile app? I didn’t say it was about the mobile app?

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            7 days ago

            If I’m not mistaken you were talking about how things work “on my phone” but I suppose you had in mind that the principle would apply to desktop as well.

            In practice it does somewhat come down to how well containerized and locked-down the environment is, so I think the difference does matter. Android for instance sucks in very many ways, but it’s somewhat reliable in usually keeping apps from interfering with each other. There are a few desktops that try to do that, but they’re still not too popular I think. Desktop users are used to having full control of everything. Seems to me the pervasive compartmentalization of everything (it wouldn’t be sufficient for the purposes we’re talking about to put only Signal in a secure container) is accepted as necessary on mobile devices mostly because so many of the apps are terrible.

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              If I’m not mistaken you were talking about how things work “on my phone” but I suppose you had in mind that the principle would apply to desktop as well.

              Yes, I was using it as a comparator as an example as to why it’s not a big deal to type a password every time you open an app, which I don’t think is any different between mobile and desktop.