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Signal for Mac users should disable notifications to keep their messages secure

If you’re using Signal for secure messaging, here’s something to be aware of. The app is one of the best-regarded encrypted messaging tools out there, but Mac owners who use Signal might i

Signal could get kicked out of Amazon Web Services

Encrypted messaging service Signal received a curious email from Amazon Web Services. The representative at Amazon is saying that Signal is violating the terms of service by using domain fronting to a

MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency advised by the creator of Signal, just raised $30M for mobile payments

A new privacy-centric cryptocurrency project with some big names on board just raised a round worth noting. On Tuesday, the team at MobileCoin announced that Binance Labs, the major blockchain incubat

France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears

The French government has said it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encryp

After selling his company to Facebook for $19 billion, Brian Acton joins #deleteFacebook

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 —

Signal expands into the Signal Foundation with $50M from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

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 flag invite bug in WhatsApp group chats

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.

Signal escapes the confines of the browser with a standalone desktop app

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,

Encrypted chat app Signal goes down for some users

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

Signal update keeps your address book secret, keeps it safe

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

Should WhatsApp let you disable URL previews?

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... 

You can now use Signal for encrypted video calls

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

Encrypted chat app Signal tests “next generation” voice and video calling

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

Security researchers call for Guardian to retract false WhatsApp “backdoor” story

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

No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown

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

Signal for Android update ducks censorship, adds stickers and doodles

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

Signal app-maker rebuts criticism of dev direction by calling for more community help

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

Signal gets disappearing messages — but for tidiness, not privacy

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.

You can use encrypted chat app Signal on desktop now

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

Now’s your chance to try Signal’s desktop Chrome app

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
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