Tag: Signal

US Senate Members Can Now Use the Signal App for Secure Communication

One never knows which way the wind blows when it comes to US politicians. On the one hand, a lot of politicians are trying to break consumer-grade encryption down to a bare minimum at every possible turn. In a surprising turn of events, however, all US Senate members are now allowed to use Signal, an encrypted chat application. Signal is Greenlit To Be Used by US Senators It has taken …
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Trump Administration Under Investigation for Using an Encrypted Messaging App

Due to the unprecedented usage of encrypted chats by EPA officials, House Republicans are calling for an investigation into lawful misconduct. Earlier this week roused allegations of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials using the secured chatting app known as Signal to covertly discuss policies incited by the Trump administration. The implementation of this type of communication within federal agents raises concern as to whether it fully complies with the Freedom …
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Messaging App Signal Will Soon Prevent Governments From Blocking Platform Access

The Signal application, developed by Open Whisper Systems, wants to prevent censorship and allow for secure end-to-end encrypted communication all over the world.  This project has been greeted with a lot of enthusiasm of late, but it looks like some countries are already blocking access to Signal. (Egypt is one of those countries confirmed to censor access.) The team will be addressing these problems over the coming months. Signal Steps …
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Open Whisper Systems Taps Bitcoin To Boost Signal Crowdfunding Effort

Privacy advocates will know the Signal platform, which aims to provide full encrypted communication between users all over the world. Open Whisper Systems, the developers of the Signal app, are now accepting Bitcoin donations, which is quite a significant milestone. This is another valid use case for the cryptocurrency, and a sign that more and more people are aware of what Bitcoin can bring to the table. Signal Is A …
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