Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging service WhatsApp (which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion) is now joining the chorus of the #deletefacebook movement. It is time. #deletefacebook —
Perhaps the most surprising thing I learned about Signal when I spoke with Moxie Marlinspike, the app's creator, last year at Disrupt, was that it was essentially running on a shoestring budget. A too
Security researchers have revealed details of a vulnerability in WhatsApp's security that could be used to compromise the secrecy of encrypted group chats on the messaging platform.
If you're an active Signal user (and why aren't you?) you likely already know about the desktop app — or what passes for one. It's actually Chrome App, requiring Google's browser to function. Well,
If you're having problems with Signal, you're not alone. On Friday, many users took to Twitter to report that beloved encrypted messaging app Signal was offline. While some users have been unable to a
No one would use a secure messaging service like Signal if you couldn't find out who else was on it — but how can you trust Signal and others not to snoop when you submit your contacts for it to che
Another reminder that if you want perfect security or privacy online you shouldn't expect every single bell & whistle of tech-enabled convenience to be handily on tap...
Open Whisper Systems, creator of encrypted communication platform Signal, released an update today as an open beta to enable encrypted video calling. The app previously offered fully end-to-end encryp
Signal, the encrypted chat application praised by Edward Snowden, is looking to move beyond messaging and into video. A new beta version of the app, now in testing, has enabled “next generation
A thirty-strong group of security researchers have co-signed an open letter calling for the Guardian to retract a story it published last week that had claimed mobile messaging app WhatsApp contains a
Egypt has intensified its cyber crackdown under president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. In recent years authorities have blocked Facebook’s controversial Free Basics program for not allowing it to spy on us
As mainstream interest in online privacy expands, Signal wants to grow along with it. This week, the app added two features, one a serious response to international censorship and the other a light, f
Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Open Whisper Systems (OWS), the not-for-profit software group behind the respected Signal Protocol crypto (and the eponymous Signal secure messaging app) has responded to
Messaging app Signal is proud to be end-to-end encrypted, and privacy is their watchword — but its new ephemeral messages aren't being billed as tools to that end, and nor should they be.
Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app. The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden and security experts like Matt Green an
The desktop version of Edward Snowden's favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out. Open Whisper Systems announced the desktop version back in De
Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular new addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company's current position opposing a controversial order to enable the FBI to
Rejoice, O lovers of privacy! For <a target="_blank" href="https://whispersystems.org/blog/signal/">Open WhisperSystems</a> has released <a target="_blank" href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/id87413966
[photopress:signaldet.jpg,full,center] Smoke detectors save lives, but only if they’re working properly. This detector, called Signal and designed by one Matthew Jobson, opens up and basically s
Good old Cali “It’s not syphilis” Lewis takes a look at Signal for iTunes on GeekBrief TV today. The poor lady has some sort of weird allergy, which is why she’s using gloves,