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Hardly a month after he exposed the poor security in software deployed by Israeli mobile surveillance firm Cellebrite, Signal creator Moxie Marlinspike has taken a potshot at Facebook's practices of collecting personal data.

Published in Apps

An Israeli company that makes software for breaking into mobile devices including iPhones, has been publicly shamed by cryptographer Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of the Signal messaging app, who exposed poor security in the software which the company uses.

Published in Security

Leaked data from Facebook shows that the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, uses the end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal, according to a report in the Indian news magazine, India Today.

Published in Security

End-to-end encrypted messaging software Signal has incorporated an additional feature to make it possible for people to blur the faces in photos that are shared.

Published in Security

The Federal Government's encryption law does not seem like smart politics, but then nothing about it seems particularly smart, according to developer Joshua Lund who works for the project developing the encrypted messaging app Signal.

Published in Government Tech Policy

ANALYSIS The Australian Government has left open the door for enforcement agencies to use specific cracks to gain access to encrypted communications on specific devices, given the language it has used in a draft of a new cyber law.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, says he is leaving the company that he and co-founder Brian Acton sold to Facebook in 2014 for US$19 billion.

Published in Strategy

Government functionaries in many countries appear to be obsessed with the idea that breaking encryption will lessen the quantum of crime – Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is but the latest to voice the need for access to encrypted communications.

Published in Open Sauce

The head of the developers behind the Signal messenger app, that provides end-to-end encryption, is setting up a non-profit foundation to further the making of private communication accessible and ubiquitous.

Published in Security

A little more than five months after it claimed that a WhatsApp design feature meant that some encrypted messages could be read by a third party, The Guardian has backed down and admitted that the report was wrong.

Published in Security
Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:39

Signal for Android available outside Play store

The secure messaging app Signal can now be downloaded directly by users of Android phones, with Open Whisper Systems, the company behind it, offering a link on its website to download the .apk file.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:04

Messaging app Signal adds encrypted video calls

The messaging app Signal, which has a good record on the privacy front, has added encrypted video calls as a new feature in its latest beta release.

Published in Apps

A group of top security professionals has signed an appeal to the Guardian, asking the British newspaper to take down from its website an article that they say incorrectly claims there is a backdoor in the popular messaging app WhatsApp.

Published in Security

Well-known cryptographer Moxie Marlinspike has slammed the Guardian for publishing what he described as a "false" report claiming that the end-to-end encryption used by WhatsApp has a backdoor.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:08

Signal adds support for disappearing messages

The latest release of the secure messaging app Signal for iOS, Android and desktop includes support for disappearing messages.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 19:23

Messaging app Signal proves its security credentials

The messaging app Signal has been shown to be the best for those who care about their privacy, with the company behind it being unable to provide anything more than the duration of a user's membership after it received a subpoena.

Published in Security
Sunday, 06 March 2016 08:33

Top crypto experts differ on Apple v FBI case

Top cryptographers differ on whether Apple or the FBI is in the right in the case of the iPhone 5C over which the US domestic security agency has obtained a court order demanding that Apple create a modified version of its operating system so that data on the device can be accessed.

Published in Security

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