“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.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 4, 2016