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Awani
12-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Love your smartphone?

Hate the fact that it is essentially a way for the "them" to keep tabs on you.

Answer: Signal (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669?mt=8)

Description
Privacy is possible. Signal makes it easy.

* Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
* Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
* Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
* Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
* Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
* Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
* Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
* Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
* View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub (https://github.com/WhisperSystems).
* Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.
* Include Everyone - Signal is fully compatible with TextSecure and RedPhone for Android.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/icon175x175_zpscgwy405b.jpeg (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669?mt=8)

Cost: 0 bucks

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zoas23
12-28-2015, 11:36 PM
Don't make me hate my windowsphone!!!!! :mad:

Ghislain
12-29-2015, 08:59 AM
How can you be sure Signal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal) is as secure as it is proposed to be?

Once people feel secure in what they transmit across any media, then, if it not as secure as it is supposed to be, the ones watching have full access to everything that is said.

Only the people trained in comms know if this is any good...who can you trust?

Sorry if that sounds paranoid, but that's how the world climate makes one feel today :(

Ghislain

Awani
12-29-2015, 01:40 PM
And you trust Tor (https://www.torproject.org)?

Personally I don't use it currently, as I don't care. But it might be good for others.

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zoas23
12-29-2015, 02:35 PM
How can you be sure Signal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal) is as secure as it is proposed to be?

From my friends of the past who were both skilled hackers and also involved in actions monitored by the governments (i.e, animal liberation*); I have learnt that:

There's no such thing as TRUE privacy from a cellphone or from a computer.

If you have a stalker who is also a hacker, but not an excellent one... then you can somehow make it very unlikely that he can read your messages using systems such as tor or any of these other options.

But if you want REAL privacy about any issue... do not write about it on the internet, do not speak about it on the phone, do not send it as a message, even with the "encrypted" systems that promise REAL privacy.

... and if you are not "interesting" for the government (i.e, if you are not a muslim, if you are not involved in animal liberation, if you are not involved in a political group under surveillance, if you are not a bank robber, if you aren't creating actual gold at home, if you are not a drug dealer, etc)... then don't be afraid, "they" can read what you write... but they are most likely not doing it, they are not interested in knowing that you have eaten a sandwich at the park and then went to see the new Star Wars. "They" probably don't care either if you believe that the Melissa plant is related to Venus or if you believe that is related to the Sun.

But if you are doing something that MAY be interesting for any government... avoid any kind of conversation about it on the internet or on the phone... do not trust any system of encryption.

* P.S.: as a side note that I've remembered because of this post... I'm not a big fan of seeing people using lab rats to test their products. We are what we do... and karma isn't just a fashionable word.

Awani
12-29-2015, 02:39 PM
But if you are doing something that MAY be interesting for any government... avoid any kind of conversation about it on the internet or on the phone... do not trust any system of encryption.

Good point. Wink wink.

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