Originally Posted by Pit
I wish I could like TG, but I can't. They claim to be secure, but don't encrypt chats by default, can't encrypt group chats at all and when they do encrypt, it's all home-grown crypto. It's terrible. Worse, it could have (should have) been good.
I may be missing the big picture here or maybe I'm just not that bothered by it at a personal level but WHY does an online game chat NEED end to end encryption? I don't get why this is suddenly a part of criteria for picking a platform. Does IRC have end to end encryption? Last I checked it doesn't and we (some people) happily chat through it?