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"Signal still knows nothing about you, but inexplicably the government continues to ask.
Because everything in Signal is end-to-end encrypted by default, the broad set of personal information that is typically easy to retrieve in other apps simply doesn’t exist on Signal’s servers. Once again, this subpoena requested a wide variety of information we don’t have, including the target’s name, address, correspondence, contacts, groups, calls.
As usual, we couldn’t provide any of that. It’s impossible to turn over data that we never had access to in the first place..."
originally posted by: bastion
I wouldn't put too much trust in any - Signal hads been hacked by US gov and used as evidence according to these court docs: Signal extraction and messages used as evidence
All telecommunications passwords and encryptions are tapped. The UK have had a black box style monitoring system that collects 12 Petabytes per day for most countries in the world. The US has access to this and the UK has access to the US system.
Pretty sure the US name for their system is a not to subtly hint that they're using red and blue light in fibre-optic cables to create an 'event horizon' so it can be tapped in parralel but prevent the message scrambling/provider/people communicating from being able to tell any interception happened.
EDIT: It's a godsend for work talk and general low-mid level sensitivity business/finance but I'd advise against anything too sensitive as the government and intel services provide major companies with as much insider info/corporate espionage as possible as profit employment levels and the economy are a major part of National Security.
originally posted by: projectvxn
I require most of my contacts to use Signal if we're discussing anything sensitive. If they refuse to use Signal I don't contact them.
Security and privacy is a primary concern for me.