Uhm, didn't see that coming (totally did):

The Wire messenger changed ownership in July, didn't really notify anyone as per their own privacy policy, and now belongs to a US entity called "Wire Group Holdings":


Not sure how I feel about that (totally do).


I've more or less settled on , though I hope they eventually follow and , etc, and enable use without having to disclose a phone number.

@galambborong @fribbledom I don't think Telegram allows usage without providing your phone number to Telegram, although recently there is an option to hide the phone number from people who have it in their contacts.


Yes I think that's right, but one doesn't have to disclose one's phone number - one can share a username instead. But yes, a number is needed to use it!

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