@briar I have a question. If state gets their hands on a phone of some journalist or activist with Briar installed and used for communication, will they be able to access all chats?
In India, the way police access E2EE is that they physically access the phones and clone them. Then they scroll through chats from the cloned phone. They have done it often for WhatsApp and Telegram..
All messages are stored locally and are encrypted. When you start Briar, you'll be asked to type a passphrase. This will be used to decrypt your Briar storage. If you close Briar, everything will be encrypted again. There's also a panic option that will every message.
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