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Encrypted App Signal Gets Green-Light to Be Used by Senate Staffers
17 May 2017, 10:55 pm

Despite stirring some controversy a while back, the US Senate has approved the secure messaging app Signal for use by staffers. 

It seems that the approval was granted two months ago, but it was kept under wraps. The whole thing only came to light thanks to a letter written by Senator Ron Wyden. 

The letter signed by Wyden thanks Sergeant at Arms Frank Larkin for the "recent announcement by your office that end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal is approved for Senate staff use." 

Wyden is a well-known advocate for online privacy, particularly with the help of encryption. His name has come up multiple times when such topics have come up, including back when the NSA scandal struck and it was revealed the agency commonly spied on people without any reason for suspicion. 

"I have long argued that strong, backdoor-free encryption is an important cybersecurity technology that the government should be embracing, not seeking to regulate or outlaw. My own Senate websi... (read more)

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