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Signal is a messaging app that uses end-to-end encryption to keep your messages private - not even the company that makes the app can see them.
End-to-end encryption secures messages before they're sent and decrypts them only after arriving at a recipient's device.
CEO Moxie Marlinspike tweeted an example that shows how occupation, location, dietary preferences, and fitness interests can be used to target ads.
Signal's CEO Moxie Marlinspike claims he obtained Cellebrite's software after if fell off the back of a truck.
Signal, the encrypted messaging app, is the second social-media app to be reportedly blocked in China this year, following audio app Clubhouse.
WhatsApp already asked users to agree to the new policy in January, but inadvertently started a privacy panic.
WhatsApp caused a user stampede to rival encrypted messaging app Signal by sending users new terms and conditions. Users were panicked by the notification WhatsApp sent out, thinking it meant the app would share more data with Facebook, its parent company. In fact, WhatsApp was already sharing their data with […]
WhatsApp rival Signal got a huge boost in user numbers this month. Employees are worried Signal isn’t doing enough to prevent misuse of its platform, such as by heading off extremism, according to a report by The Verge. Rival encrypted messaging company Telegram is also under fire for allowing hate […]
The secure messaging app Signal was experiencing issues Friday, some users reported online. Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users experiencing issues around 11:40 a.m. ET. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Signal appears to be down for some users on Friday morning. Down Detector showed over 2,000 […]
The encrypted messaging service Signal won’t replace WhatsApp, Brian Acton, the executive chairman of the Signal Foundation and cofounder of WhatsApp, predicted. Downloads of Signal have skyrocketed since WhatsApp announced it would make users share some personal data with its parent company, Facebook. Acton said there was room for both […]
Signal saw a 4200% increase in user downloads this week as WhatsApp users considered leaving the platform. Both Signal and WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms that allow users to communicate over Wi-Fi or cell data. But the two apps vary in the amount of user data they collect, ownership, […]
WhatsApp informed users Wednesday that they would have to start sharing some personal data with its parent company, Facebook, starting February 8. Data indicates this helped drive a huge spike in downloads on the rival encrypted messaging app Signal, which on Wednesday topped Google and Apple’s app stores. Signal saw […]