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Signal CEO Steps Down, Replaced by WhatsApp Co-Founder in Interim

Signal CEO, Moxie Marlinspike, announced on Monday he has stepped down as the leader of the encrypted social networking platform: It’s a new year, and I’ve decided it’s a good time to replace myself as the CEO of Signal. I have now been working on Signal for almost a decade. It has always been my...

Signal Messaging App Gets ‘Millions’ of New Users After Facebook Outage

Cross-platform messaging app, Signal, announced it added “millions of new people” on Monday, after the extended Facebook outage that shut down WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram. "Signups are way up on Signal (welcome everyone!) We also know what it’s like to work through an outage, and wish the best for the engineers working on bringing back...

Signal Creator Reportedly Exploited Vulnerabilities in Cellebrite Data Extraction Devices

The the creator of messaging app Signal, has written a long blogpost calling out various vulnerabilities in Cellebrite’s devices. A new report from Vice reports that the founder of security-focused messenger Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, revealed today that he found and exploited vulnerabilities in software from Cellebrite, a company that specializes in digital forensics tools that have been used by authorities […]

Signal Employees Express Concern For Potential Future Misuse

While private messaging app Signal has seen rapid growth in the past weeks, current and ex-employees have expressed concern for potential misuse of the platform. Ever since WhatsApp announced its updated privacy terms, which were adjusted to allow it to share reams of its user's metadata — including their phone numbers, locations, and contacts —...

WhatsApp Competitors Signal, Telegram See Massive Download Surge

WhatsApp's rivals got a massive boost after the messaging app announced on Wednesday that it would make users share some personal data with its parent company, Facebook. Data from app-analytics firm Sensor Tower shows Signal, a rival encrypted messaging service, saw an enormous surge in user numbers following WhatsApp's announcement. "From January 6 to January 10, Signal saw...

Signal Fires Back: Cellebrite Can’t Break Our App Encryption

In response to a BBC article published on Tuesday that all but congratulated Israeli digital intelligence firm Cellebrite on cracking Signal's encryption, the confidential communication app published a blog post to clarify that Cellebrite can't actually bypass Signal's encryption. In fact, Cellebrite never even claimed to be capable of doing so. The original BBC article was...

How to Transfer Your Signal App Chat History to Another iPhone

Last week, encrypted messaging app Signal introduced a new blur tool that can be used to hide faces in photos before sharing them and today, the app has added the ability to transfer your account data, including your conversation history, to another iOS device from your existing iPhone or iPad (via The Verge). “This is the...

Signal’s 3.0 Update Features iPad Support

Signal has released its 3.0 update, which finally included support for iPad. The long-awaited update released earlier this week and is now available on the App Store. The private and secure messaging app has its own designated UI, custom to iPad and will now allow users to send and receive messages on either iPad or...

Signal App ‘Disappearing’ Messages Being Stored on Mac Hard Drives

Signal, the popular cross-platform encrypted communications app for mobile and desktop, is recommended by most security experts, including Edward Snowden, for its top notch privacy features. However, it seems the app’s desktop client for Mac may end up exposing your private messages, even if they are the "disappearing” type (via Motherboard). As discovered by security researcher Alec Muffett, with Signal’s...

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...

Signal Messenger App to Soon Get Read Receipts Feature

The latest beta of private messaging app Signal for iOS and Android has been released today, and it finally includes support for the read receipts feature. According to the Signal blog, the new feature is optional, and lets to see and share when messages have been read. For those are aren’t aware, the encrypted chat app has...