secure messaging

Who on earth would want to use Google’s Allo chat app?

Google makes a u-turn on privacy with its new chat app, Allo.

Google’s Allo fails to use end-to-end encryption by default

If there is one thing we have learnt over the years, it’s this. Few users ever change the default settings.

Users their own worst enemy when it comes to encrypted messaging apps

Security researchers have found that user error can be responsible for compromising the exchanges of encrypted communications apps like Signal.

David Bisson reports.

Another tech firm says it has quit the UK over government internet surveillance plans

Eris Industries says it simply cannot engage in business if it is forced to incorporate cryptographic backdoors that can be accessed by MI5 and GCHQ.

Technology firm says it is quitting the UK because of government internet surveillance plans

The first of many?

The UK government’s plans for a Snooper’s Charter and backdoors on secure messaging applications don’t prove popular with one technology company.

The EFF’s secure messaging scorecard. Which app will you use?

The Electronic Freedom Foundation attempts to determine which secure messaging solutions are actually secure.

Competition: Design the UK’s crypto-open-backdoor stamp of approval!

Help the UK government show the British people which apps they should use for (in)secure messaging.