Add support for end-to-end encryption


17 kommentarer

  • Lengo
    This is honestly a great idea. Like some non-profits that are related to gaming may have private channels with actual private company information or like, stuff that should be extremely secure.
  • Anatomis (Perfect)
    I liked the idea, so, +1
  • NotKyon

    This was already posted, and ignored, years ago. (Just like being able to crop avatars when uploading.) I support it regardless. (Just like being able to crop avatars when uploading.)

  • TomFryers

    I'd also like to express my support for this.

  • blake

    This would only be good if they did it right.

    For example, Snapchat current has end to end encryption on its snaps. But nobody cares. Why? Because they did it wrong. Snapchat allows for an unlimited number of keys for an account, and you can change keys after a message is sent. This means that Snapchat can add a key to an already sent message and decrypt it. What’s even the point?

    If they did it like signal, where the fingerprint is visible and messages are locked to that key if you verify it, I would be extremely happy.

    Another point with signal is that it’s open source. The problem with tools like WhatsApp is that you can’t really know they’re end to end encrypted. There’s no way of knowing for sure.

    To sum it up, if discord is going to do end to end encryption, they need to be able to verify and lock keys, and they need to be open source. Otherwise, there is little point.

    I’d like to note that if they did these two things, I would buy nitro hands down. Just a tip, discord, (nudge nudge). (+1 on the vote)

  • living

    Everybody is just ignoring they said no before

  • Mousii

    While discord has previously expressed a disinterest in it. I'm going to have to agree with this suggestion regardless. With even apps like facebook messenger gaining encryption support soon Discord has absolutely zero excuse here. Privacy is important, millions of people use discord as their primary method of online communication. People share private thoughts and intimate moments on online chat clients such as discord. 
    Even if encryption is just a toggle or just between mutual friends it would still be an absolutely massive improvement to the platforms usability. No one should have to worry about every current or past sensitive message being intercepted by unwanted third parties. Which in the US, generally refers to the Governments ethically questionable mass data collection initiatives.

  • Purpzie

    This seems unnecessary tbh. I mean sure, if you want it go ahead, but both users would have to agree. Otherwise, bots would take over discord with advertisements. There isn't much improvement by enabling it tbh other than "feeling" more secure, but discord already is secure on their end :/

  • Sketchie

    Guys, evil corporation bad. Downvote all who disagree.

    Give me a break. Discord is meant to be a chat platform for gamers. If you have anything that you feel needs to be this private, use some other platform. You're not symbiotically attached to Discord, for God's sake. If a service doesn't fit your needs, go to another service. Don't try to change it at the expensive of others just because you're paranoid and think that some evil hackerman is reading every single message sent through Discord ever at all times. One of the main arguments for this is literally "other services do it," so why not use those other services? Discord needs to be able to moderate its own platform. It can't do that if they can't even see offending content in the first place.

    Another thing people keep saying is that you can just "send screenshots." Sending screenshots to report is not at all a good idea, because guess what: Discord uses Chrome. Inspect Element is literally just a keystroke away. It's so easy to fake screenshots, that would be abused to Hell and back.

  • Poised

    Regarding Discord having said no before because they'd like to enforce rules re: immoral content, there's a great comment on Reddit:

    Basically, everything can still be end-to-end encrypted. But if Discord needs to investigate a report, they can ask the client software to send over chat history over an encrypted channel to them. Discord claims to the best of my knowledge to not casually read through conversations without a report to investigate anyways.

    This way Discord only had the messages where they were asked to investigate, and ideally those data requests would be logged. It would not deter highly targeted attacks on an individual, but it would make Discord's systems a very uninteresting target. And if someone started making too many requests without proper authorization, it could be shut down.

    Finally, highly targeted attacks can never be prevented. If someone wants some one user's data, they'll just break in their home and steal their laptop. They'll phish out login details, they'll use a more advanced MITM technology, whatever. However... gaining access to ridiculous amount of data for all sorts of spray-and-pray applications with a breach on Discord's side would be impossible.

  • Xblade

    Absolutely. Look at all the privacy crap going on lately in other platforms? It's the way to go.

  • Sam

    By not valuing end-to-end encryption, Discord is actively buliding its own competitors' fanbases. I love Discord but I have some friends who refuse to use apps that aren't e2e encrypted, so I'm exploring other options not because I don't love Discord, but because it doesn't meet my needs. Some people in this thread might say "good for you, don't use Discord," and fair enough, just wanted to point this out in case someone from Discord reads :P

    I love your platform! I wish it had e2e encryption! I will be using other platforms now!

  • alwei

    This is very important as I sometimes exchange important files with Discord. Very standard in other chat tools.

  • mango

    please. i would like some basic privacy and i can't "just use something else", because many of my over 200 discord friends don't want to go through the hassle of using a different messenger just to talk to me. :/

  • Lem.on.Lime

    PLEASE add E2E encryption.
    This is a solid platform, but I wouldn't be surprised if the secure messenger by Mass Luminosity, , didn't blow past Discord once it's out of Beta.

  • Chris Taylor

    Make it so that E2E Encryption is a paid service, maybe as part of Nitro.

    Then those that don't want it and are happy to continue as normal, fine no problems they get un-encrypted data. 

    However those such as my political organisation, that want to be able to debate in private without the possibility of having their words taken out of context can pay for an encrypted service, and relax with the certainty they they can debate all side of any argument without people taking what they say as "their own opinion", and causing unnecessary hurt and suffering.

  • xKushGene

    No E2E Encryption in 2020 is just bad as hell.

    Privacy is a right!


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