Google Drive backup for WhatsApp

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Google Drive backup for WhatsApp isn’t encrypted. It is important for users to understand that, but a report shows that neither WhatsApp nor Google marketed so.

Signal UX – a 40 hour take by Built for Mars

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I found this interesting 40 hours case study of Signal, by Built For Mars. Two key takeaways seem to be that prompts must be contextual. And, being a privacy-first product, it must be even more important to ask for permissions only when necessary. It’s actually better to read the post below, to get a visual … Read more

Of messaging apps

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After WhatsApp announced an update to their privacy policy, I have answered countless questions from my friends and family. In the last week, most of my family members have jumped shipped, and I have lost track of the amount of time where I explained differences between the apps. I figured it might be helpful to … Read more

Signal team is looking for Android debug logs

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We have been adding new servers and extra capacity at a record pace every single day this week nonstop, but today exceeded even our most optimistic projections. Millions upon millions of new users are sending a message that privacy matters. We appreciate your patience. — Signal (@signalapp) January 15, 2021 Signal has been down for … Read more

Signal on GitHub trends

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So cool to see Signal‘s repositories on the top 5 for this week on GitHub! If you have benefited from this open source, free, privacy-respecting software, you may consider supporting them with donations as well.

Signal

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WhatsApp recently changed their terms to highlight sharing of access to their parent company Facebook. Signal is a better, privacy-respecting alternative to consider.