end-to-end encryption

Skype Gets End-to-End Encryption Through Signal Partnership

Microsoft has started testing a new feature called Private Conversations in Skype, which is being introduced through a partnership with Signal. The key difference between the new feature and its typical chats is that users must specifically accept invitations to private conversations. For now, all of these conversations must be one-to-one, as no group messages...

Day One Journal Adds End-to-End Encryption Feature in Latest Update

Popular journaling app Day One received an update that introduces end-to-end encryption to its server for the first time. However, the encryption does not happen automatically. Users must go to the Settings page within Day One and then select each journal they want encrypted. Rather than using iCloud for storage, Day One uses the company's own...

WhatsApp Criticized For Providing Terrorists a ‘Place To Hide”

Amber Rudd, the UK Home Secretary, has accused internet-based communications company WhatsApp - which is owned by Facebook - of giving terror suspects a "place to hide." WhatsApp has been criticized for failing to help police following the revelation that Khalid Masood used the encrypted messaging service shortly before running down numerous people and stabbing...

Viber for iOS to Launch Self-Destructing Secret Chats This Week

Viber is certainly one of the most popular cross-platform messaging applications available. Now, according to a new report from VentureBeat, the company has recently introduced a new feature to the application, which allows users to set time-limits for how long a video or photo will be visible inside a conversation. [caption id="attachment_202225" align="aligncenter" width="1490"] Image Credit: Paul...

Facebook Messenger Starts Rollout of Encrypted Conversations

In May the Guardian reported that Facebook Messenger would get end-to-end encryption, but sources couldn't reveal a launch date. As it turns out, the social media giant has today started rolling out the feature, which is branded as "Secret Conversations". Facebook claims that messages and calls on Messenger already benefit from strong security systems, but...