The truth is that I’ve also had limited success convincing friends to use Signal based on its security or privacy properties. Instead, I’ve mostly spoken about the value of the connections Signal enables. Security is a bonus. When I let family know this is the easiest way to get in touch with me, they are far more likely to install and use it.

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