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Encrypted Chat App Signal for iOS Rolls Out Desktop Support

If you liked it on mobile, you can now have the app praised by Edward Snowden and security experts: Signal has rolled out desktop support. Open Whispers Systems, the developers behind the encrypted chat app available for iPhone, has announced a new update to its iPhone app enabling multi-device support. This means you can switch...

Majority of Android Phones Are Not Even Encrypted

A new article published today by CNN (via Daring Fireball) has highlighted the fact that only a fraction of Android devices offer encryption, making it fairly easy for police to extract data from them. Even though 97% of Android phones seem to offer encryption as an option, only 35% of them actually prompt the users to turn...

Apple Wants U.S. Government to Reject Police Access to Encrypted Phone Data

(FBI Director James B. Comey) According to The Washington Post, U.S. tech giants including Apple and Google and urging President Obama to reject any government proposal that gives law enforcement agencies access to users’ encrypted phone data. The source reports that a letter prepared by a coalition of tech firms, security experts and others has appealed the...