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Signal’s response to FBI’s grand jury subpoena for user data is basically “You get nothing. You lose. Good day, sir”

Signal, the popular messaging service with end-to-end encryption, stores precious little user data — “Unix timestamps for when each account was created and the date that each account last connected to the Signal service.”

So when the FBI subpoenaed Signal to turn over “a wide variety of information… including the addresses of the users, their correspondence, and the name associated with each account,” Signal enlisted the aid of the ACLU, which replied to the FBI with a polite version of the Willy Winka “you get nothing” meme. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/04/29/signals-response-to-fbis-grand-jury-subpoena-for-user-data-you-get-nothing-you-lose-good-day-sir.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=signals-response-to-fbis-grand-jury-subpoena-for-user-data-you-get-nothing-you-lose-good-day-sir
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mark Frauenfelder

How to Use Bitwarden to Send Encrypted Text or Files

bitwarden-featured.jpg If you use a password managers to manage and save your passwords securely, then you might have heard about Bitwarden. It is an open-source password manager that is highly secure with a user-friendly interface. However, one feature that few know of is the ability to send encrypted text or files to others. This feature was recently introduced to Bitwarden in March 2021. Here, we show you how to use Bitwarden to send encrypted text or files. Related: How to Export Your LastPass Data to Bitwarden What You Need to Know About Bitwarden Send This feature of… Read more14402811.gif

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The Article Was Written/Published By: Sagar Naresh

How to Use ProtonMail to Send Secure, Encrypted Emails

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ProtonMail is a secure email service that prioritizes privacy and security. You can use the service to send encrypted messages that should only be read by the intended recipient. There are a few ways to do this, depending on what security or email provider the recipient is using.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/717472/how-to-use-protonmail-to-send-secure-encrypted-emails/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

What Is Secure Email, and Should You Switch?

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Email was invented in 1971 and has changed very little since then. In that time, it’s managed to become a major security risk to individuals, governments, and private companies around the world. This might explain the rising popularity of so-called “secure email” providers.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710380/what-is-secure-email-and-should-you-switch/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

How to Send Disappearing Messages in Signal

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Don’t want your messages sent through Signal to remain on someone’s phone? You can use the Disappearing Messages feature to automatically delete all messages in a chat after a set time. Here’s how to send disappearing messages in Signal.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709515/how-to-send-disappearing-messages-in-signal/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

How to Encrypt Local Backups of an iPhone or iPad on Windows

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Most people back up their iPhones or iPads to iCloud, but it’s not completely private: Apple always holds the key so it can help if you forget your password. If you want a truly secure device backup and you have a Windows machine, you’ll need iTunes. (Mac users can back up from Finder.) Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710738/how-to-encrypt-local-backups-of-an-iphone-or-ipad-on-windows/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

How to Protect Telegram Messages With a Passcode

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Telegram is great for messaging individuals and large groups. You can add an extra layer of security to Telegram using a passcode, fingerprint, or Face ID. Here’s how to protect Telegram messages with a passcode on iPhone and Android.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709870/how-to-protect-telegram-messages-with-a-passcode/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

A glimpse at the messy future of Signal, the popular encrypted messaging app

In the wake of the Great Parler Ban of 2021, the popular encrypted messaging app Signal managed to double its users from 20 million to 40 million, practically overnight. This is good news for the company at present—but it also poses some potential problems for the future. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/01/a-glimpse-at-the-messy-future-of-signal-the-popular-encrypted-messaging-app.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Thom Dunn

PSA: Telegram Chats Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted by Default

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Telegram and Signal are widely popular privacy-focused messaging apps. However, the two apps have some big differences: While all messages sent via Signal are always end-to-end encrypted by default, Telegram messages aren’t. End-to-end encryption is an optional feature in Telegram.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710344/psa-telegram-chats-arent-end-to-end-encrypted-by-default/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

The 5 Best Alternatives to WhatsApp

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WhatsApp has become ubiquitous with mobile messaging, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re suffering from WhatsApp fatigue or you don’t like the privacy issues with this Facebook-owned app, here are the best WhatsApp alternatives you should look into.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/708835/the-5-best-alternatives-to-whatsapp/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

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