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# Silence [![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/SilenceIM/Silence.svg?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.org/SilenceIM/Silence)
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[Silence](https://silence.im) (formerly SMSSecure) is an SMS/MMS application that allows you to protect your privacy while communicating with friends.
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Using Silence, you can send SMS messages and share media or attachments with complete privacy.
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[![Get it on F-Droid](https://silence.im/images/fdroid-github.png)](https://f-droid.org/app/org.smssecure.smssecure)
[![Get it on Google Play](https://silence.im/images/play-github.png)](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.smssecure.smssecure)
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Features:
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* Easy. Silence works like any other SMS application. There's nothing to sign up for and no new service your friends need to join.
* Reliable. Silence communicates using encrypted SMS messages. No servers or internet connection required.
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* Private. Silence uses the Signal encryption protocol to provide privacy for every message, every time.
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* Safe. All messages are encrypted locally, so if your phone is lost or stolen, your messages are protected.
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* Open Source. Silence is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code.
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## Project goals
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This is a fork of [TextSecure](https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure) (now Signal) that aims to keep the SMS encryption that TextSecure removed [for a variety of reasons](https://whispersystems.org/blog/goodbye-encrypted-sms/).
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Silence focuses on SMS and MMS. This fork aims to:
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* Keep SMS/MMS encryption
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* Drop Google services dependencies (push messages are not available in Silence)
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* Integrate upstream bugfixes and patches from TextSecure
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# Contributing
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See [CONTRIBUTING.md](https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md) for how to contribute code, translations, or bug reports.
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Instructions on how to setup a development environment and build Silence can be found in [BUILDING.md](https://git.silence.dev/Silence/Silence-Android/blob/master/BUILDING.md).
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# Donate

We accept Bitcoin donations. This will help us to pay various costs (web hosting, domain name, etc.). Our Bitcoin address is:

```
1LoKZXg3bx6kfwAhEFQqS9pgeCE1CFMEJb
```

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# Help
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## Documentation
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Looking for documentation? Check out the wiki of the original project:
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https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure/wiki
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## Chat
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Have a question? Want to help out? Join us on Mattermost on [chat.silence.dev](https://chat.silence.dev/), or follow [@SilenceIM](https://twitter.com/SilenceIM) on Twitter or [@silence@mastodon.social](https://mastodon.social/@silence) on Mastodon.
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# Legal
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## Cryptography Notice
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This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import, possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of encryption software.
BEFORE using any encryption software, please check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to see if this is permitted.
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See <http://www.wassenaar.org/> for more information.

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## License
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Licensed under the GPLv3: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html