Lots of excitement today with confirmation of the EU's breakthrough #DMA legislation, mandating that big tech must provide documented open comms APIs. 🎉🎊😱 But there's also been concern that open APIs could undermine E2E encryption: our viewpoint is at https://matrix.org/blog/2022/03/25/interoperability-without-sacrificing-privacy-matrix-and-the-dma
I still have concerns with #Matrix and #privacy, https://www.aminda.eu/blog/english/2021/08/03/matrix-perfect-privacy-not.html#you-mentioned-privacy
In this case #WhatsApp would provide self-destructing messages that
@matrix doesn't support unless you count m.room.retention that is apparently experimental and shouldn't be used. https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/issues/11279
Sure there is a ticket since 2016, but not much activity that I can publicly see https://github.com/vector-im/element-meta/issues/82
@mikaela @matrix #Interoperability doesn't mean that you have to have complete feature parity on all sides. (The text was already weakened to make the requirements even less strict; only some chats will be covered.)
For instance, bridging a Matrix room and an IRC channel makes no sense for an encrypted Matrix room.
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