Free speech August 26, 2021


Reader writes:

”the art in secure mobile communications”

”The Axolotl ratchet is the most advanced cryptographic ratchet available. Axolotl ensures that new AES keys are used for every single message, and it provides text messaging with both forward secrecy and future secrecy properties.”

”The Signal Protocol (formerly known as the TextSecure Protocol) is a non-federated cryptographic protocol that can be used to provide end-to-end encryption for voice calls, video calls”

”was first introduced in the open-source TextSecure app, which later became Signal. Several closed-source applications have implemented the protocol, such as WhatsApp, which is said to encrypt the conversations of ”more than a billion people worldwide”. Facebook Messenger also say they offer the protocol for optional Secret Conversations, as does Skype for its Private Conversations.”

”It does not provide anonymity preservation and requires servers for the relaying of messages and storing of public key material.”

”the Signal servers may still reveal that the device’s IP address accessed a Signal server to send or receive messages at certain times.”

”the logo for Open Whisper Systems.”


”In January 2021, the tech Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted his support for the Signal app with two words ”Use Signal”, showing his favor for the app as an alternative to WhatsApp. Musk doubled down stating he had financially supported Signal in the past and that he will continue to do so. In addition to other platform mass migrations, Signal saw a large influx of new users and user donations.”×629.jpg



”Don’t Answer the Phone”


”signal capable of causing severe and potentially lethal nerve damage”


”evidence of physical injury or death resulting from answering calls” ”your phone can record, photograph and track your every word and move, all while mining your personal information for potential abuse, who knows what else that thing is capable of?”


”RedPhone handles cyber incidents with maximum effectiveness and minimal disruption to your business.”


”Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.[a] That is, anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way”