A person holding a phone with the Signal app on it. The Daily Dot newsletter column Your Password Sucks logo is in the top left corner.

Y0ur P@ssw0rd S*cks: Tools to take your security to the next level

Maybe you’ll be interested in using them too.

On Oct 10, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

The Signal app open on a phone next to an example of a rejected Facebook add the app tried to run.

Signal tried an ad campaign that revealed the targeting data behind it—Facebook rejected it

Signal tried to run ads that showed data Facebook collects. The ads were rejected.

On May 4, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

Signal app next to a data request

Here’s what happens when the cops try to subpoena Signal

'It’s impossible to turn over data that we never had access to in the first place.'

On Apr 28, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

Signal introduced a new feature that allows users to make group video calls.

Signal adds encrypted group video calls feature

The popular encrypted messaging app just made it really easy to have a secure group video call.

On Dec 15, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Signal app blur faces tool

You can now blur faces in photos on Signal

Signal linked the new tool to protests going on across the country.

On Jun 4, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

Signal EARN IT Act

Signal makes a dire warning about Congress’ EARN IT Act

The bill has faced intense scrutiny from digital rights groups.

On Apr 10, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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The Signal encryption app isn’t so secure after all

The disappearing messages aren't entirely disappearing.

On May 9, 2018 by Christina Bonnington

Signal desktop app

Signal launches true desktop app, giving you zero excuse to not use it

Signal Desktop just made this an essential app.

On Nov 1, 2017 by Andrew Couts

CIA Logo on Fire

WikiLeaks dump of CIA secrets does not show Signal has been compromised

A cache of confidential CIA records released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday led to fears that Signal was cracked. It wasn't.

On Mar 7, 2017 by Dell Cameron

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Alleged WhatsApp bug disputed by security firm behind its encryption

Security experts disagree on the situation.

On Jan 13, 2017 by David Gilmour

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Where Trump stands on the surveillance state

Digital privacy advocates and civil liberty groups are preparing for the worst.

On Dec 20, 2016 by Amrita Khalid

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How to pick the right secure messaging app for you

What's the best secure messaging app? It depends.

On Nov 15, 2016 by Ben Dickson

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Facebook rolls out end-to-end encryption for Messenger app

But not everyone's happy about it.

On Jul 8, 2016 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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ISIS recommends list of secure-messaging apps amid heated U.S. encryption debate

There's one major app that isn't on the list.

On Apr 13, 2016 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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Apple hires ex-Signal developer as battle with FBI heats up

In the midst of a war over privacy and security with the U.S government, Apple has hired a developer of a secure messaging app.

On Feb 25, 2016 by William Turton