December 23, 2016

» Encryption App Signal’ Fights Censorship With a Clever Workaround

Andy Greenberg on Wired:

Now when people in Egypt or the United Arab Emirates send a Signal message, it’ll look identical to something like a Google search,” Marlinspike says. The idea is that using Signal will look like using Google; if you want to block Signal you’ll have to block Google.”

Smart. Since Signal is not as widely used as WhatsApp, blocking it doesn’t cause same uproar. This workaround ties its fate with Google, which is like using Godzilla for your canary in a coal mine test.


Snippets


Previous post
Cars and Trucks and Mac SUVs Excellent point by Jason Snell: So maybe it’s a mistake to think that Macs are trucks. Maybe today’s Macs are more like SUVs: they’re more
Next post
Top 5 2016 iOS Apps I was planning to post this next week, but App Santa includes so many good apps, that I want to share early: Castro: With the release of version