New Documents Reveal Just What Data Signal Collects About Its Users

Linked by Paul Ciano

PrivacySOS:

“Use Tor. Use Signal,” has become a joke in the infosec community. It’s the canned response to questions from non-tech experts about how to protect their privacy in the digital age. But it’s the canned response for good reason. Signal, an encrypted messaging and voice call app for Android and iPhone, and Tor, an anonymizing web browser, give users with limited to no technical knowledge the best available protection from dragnet spying. And now we know that the company that developed and maintains the Signal app has been telling the truth when it’s said it doesn’t store logs of its users’ information.

Still, the best game in town.

Secure, Private, Cross-Platform Communication with Open Whisper System’s Signal (Part 2)

We have described the context that engendered the need for a new privacy and security-focused communications solution. Now, we need to discuss the result and how to use it.

Let us talk about Signal.

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Giving Back: Become an Open Source Contributor

We live in interesting times. In the open source community, individuals give their time to create and maintain many of the technologies that digital citizens rely upon. These products are used for a variety of reasons. They help us create content, secure our communications, and power our computers.

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