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Signal vs. Facebook

Facebook is right: Signal’s viral ads are just a publicity stunt

May 6th, 2021

Signal just scored a massive win against Facebook by using Facebook’s terrifying user tracking practices against the social network in the best possible way. Signal wanted to run ads on Instagram that would have exposed the real reasons why users would see the Signal ads in their feeds. Signal’s ads would have included examples of …

Signal Cellebrite Hack

Signal’s epic hack of Cellebrite already already has major consequences

April 28th, 2021

Encrypted instant messaging app Signal hacked security company Cellebrite a few days ago. The Signal developers showed that the app law enforcement agencies use around the world to extract information from iPhones and Android devices as part of criminal investigations has a few significant security flaws. Signal discovered that Cellebrite software could be exploited to …

Signal Hacked Cellebrite

This might be the most epic (and well-deserved) hack of the decade

April 22nd, 2021

Moxie Marlinspike, the CEO of Signal, has hacked and trolled Cellebrite in the best possible way. This is the kind of epic hack that will not make sense to people unless they’re familiar with iPhone security and encryption. Signal is an end-to-end encrypted chat app that works on iPhone and Android. It features the same …

Facebook 533 Million Hack

Mark Zuckerberg’s own phone number leaked in the massive Facebook hack

April 7th, 2021

Facebook was hacked in August 2019, when attackers grabbed personal data for 533 million accounts, including emails and phone numbers. Earlier this year, the hack made the news as unknown individuals were selling access to the database online. For a fee, you could pair a Facebook user ID with a phone number or vice-versa, assuming …

Signal App

Encrypted messaging app Signal is blocked in China

March 16th, 2021

Signal is one of the various instant messaging apps available on iPhone and Android that offer end-to-end encryption. The chats can be accessed by anyone else other than the parties involved in it. iMessage and WhatsApp provide similar functionality by default, while Telegram’s end-to-end encryption needs to be enabled for each separate chat. That sort …

WhatsApp vs. Telegram

Telegram makes it easy to switch from WhatsApp without losing anything

January 29th, 2021

Telegram updated its instant messaging app with a new move history tool that allows WhatsApp users to migrate all of their chat data between apps. The update follows Facebook’s highly controversial decision to modify the WhatsApp privacy policy so that the social network can collect more user data from WhatsApp. Millions of people have downloaded …

WhatsApp Privacy Policy

WhatsApp is losing millions of users to these rival messaging apps

January 25th, 2021

Millions of WhatsApp users are flocking to competing chat services like Signal and Telegram after the company announced changes to the privacy policy. The privacy changes will allow WhatsApp to share more user data with Facebook to enable e-commerce features like instant messaging to businesses. WhatsApp will not lose end-to-end encryption, which is turned on …

WhatsApp Alternative

These are the secure chat apps to download now that Facebook ruined WhatsApp

January 12th, 2021

Two chat apps that offer end-to-end encryption and cross-platform support have been surging after Facebook announced the new WhatsApp privacy policy change, Signal, and Telegram. WhatsApp will start sharing user data with Facebook on February 8th, and there’s no way to opt out of the new data collection policy. Millions of people have downloaded Signal …