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"Now Android gets Snowden's preferred secure messaging app", via ZDNet


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#1 Aura

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

Android smartphone owners who care about privacy in messaging have a new app available to them that will allow them to communicate securely with iPhone users.
Open Whisper Systems, the company behind Signal, has finally released a version of the private messaging app for Android. As former CIA hand Edward Snowden attested yesterday, he regularly uses Signal, which until Monday was only available for the iPhone.

I use Signal every day. #notesforFBI (Spoiler: they already know) https://t.co/KNy0xppsN0

-- Edward Snowden (@Snowden) November 2, 2015


Now Android gets Snowden's preferred secure messaging app

Anyone here is going to give Signal a try?

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 04:19 AM

I was looking at this a while back not sure how well it is...https://jitsi.org/



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:08 AM

Have someone has experienced with it. I have to check some users experience of using this. Then i am going to give it a try



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:28 PM

I'll give it a try if I can convince some of my friends to install it. However I don't text a lot of people, and the ones I text aren't really tech-savy like me so they probably won't see the use in installing and using a such app :(

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 11:57 AM

The very drawback of these apps is that you have to have each side of the conversation using them, and that's not going to happen often.

 

I see no point to them, really, just because the nature of my texts and phone calls are so utterly innocuous.  If I were discussing trade secrets, corporate planning that would be very damaging were it to get out, or something of a similarly private nature I'd probably insist that my communication partner be using something like this due to the sensitive nature of the information being exchanged.

 

I just don't think that anyone is really interested about whether I'm getting together with friends on a Friday night.  Even if every last one of my texts and/or calls were to be passed through some sort of electronic screening I doubt that any of them would ever be passed on for actual human examination.  I also don't think that I am being perpetually watched intensively in any way, nor are the vast majority of people.

 

The above being said, I have nothing against using end-to-end encryption if that is something you want to do.  I just don't feel the need for myself.


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