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This Guy Designed an Android App That Deletes All Your Phone's Data When Police Try to Crack It

These days, if you’re arrested and charged with a crime, the first thing cops will likely try to do is look at the contents of your phone. Digital forensics is increasingly a favorite way to secure a conviction, or at least gain a broader understanding of a suspect. Read more...
Tags: Google Play, Science, Software, Github, Signal, Computer Security, Moxie Marlinspike, Mobile App, Secure Communication, Cellebrite, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Computer Security Software, Korelogic, Matt Bergin


New Report Shows Phone Cracking Tech is Being Used to Target Journalists in Botswana

The willingness of digital forensics firms to sell to pretty much any paying law enforcement agency, regardless of the country’s human rights record, has stirred up no minor amount of controversy. These tools, critics say, allow bad governments expansive, invasive powers, and may be used in the course of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Journalism, Human Behavior, Freedom Of The Press, Botswana, Moxie Marlinspike, Deception, Cellebrite, Observation, Fake News, Jonathan Rozen, Universal Forensic Extraction Device, Oratile Dikologang


Signal said Facebook shut down its advertising account after the privacy-focused messaging app tried to buy Instagram ads showing how...

CEO Moxie Marlinspike tweeted an example that shows how occupation, location, dietary preferences, and fitness interests can be used to...
Tags: Facebook, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike


Signal said Facebook shut down its advertising account after the privacy-focused messaging app tried to buy Instagram ads showing how the social media giant collects data

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Signal said it tried to buy Instagram ads that would show users how Facebook targets them. The ads would display personal information about users that Facebook uses when targeting ads. But Signal said Facebook responded by shutting its account down. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook blocked ads that Signal wanted to buy that would show Instagram users the data that Facebook collects from them, ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, Data Privacy, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, La Jolla, Tech Insider, Democratic Sen Elizabeth Warren, Katie Canales


Security Vulnerabilities in Cellebrite

Moxie Marlinspike has an intriguing blog post about Cellebrite, a tool used by police and others to break into smartphones. Moxie got his hands on one of the devices, which seems to be a pair of Windows software packages and a whole lot of connecting cables. According to Moxie, the software is riddled with vulnerabilities. (The one example he gives is that it uses FFmpeg DLLs from 2012, and have not been patched with the 100+ security updates since then.) …we found that it’s possible to execute ...
Tags: UK, Police, Uncategorized, US, Intelligence, Smartphones, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Vulnerabilities, Bruce Schneier, Cellebrite, Moxie


Signal's CEO Just Hacked the Cops' Favorite Phone Cracking Tool and Became a Legend

Cellebrite, which is a favorite of law enforcement agencies across the U.S., sells software designed to unlock phones and extract their data. Police frequently use it to gather evidence from seized devices. In the past, the company has received criticism for its willingness to sell to pretty much any…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Software, Computing, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Mobile App, Secure Communication, Cellebrite, Cross Platform Software, Computer File, Application Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Computer Security Software


Signal Is Adding a New Privacy-Focused Payments Feature

Most of us might be familiar with Signal as the privacy-preserving messaging app of choice, but the company is expanding into a new frontier: payments. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Science and Technology, Signal, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, Messaging Apps, Moxie Marlinspike, Financial Technology, Business Finance, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Signal tests payments in the UK using MobileCoin

Encrypted chat app Signal is adding payments to the services it provides, a long-expected move and one the company is taking its time on. A U.K.-only beta program will allow users to trade the cryptocurrency MobileCoin quickly, easily, and most importantly, privately. If you’re in the U.K., or have some way to appear to be, you’ll notice a new Signal Payments feature in the app when you update. All you need to do to use it is link a MobileCoin wallet after you buy some on the cryptocurrency exch...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mobile, UK, Privacy, Tech, Crypto, Payments, Signal, Cryptocurrency, Moxie Marlinspike, E2e, MobileCoin, Wired Signal co


Signal Tests Payments Feature To Let Users Send Cryptocurrency

Signal announced on Tuesday it's now testing a new peer-to-peer payments system in the beta version of its apps. From a report: Appropriately called Signal Payments, the new feature right now supports only one protocol: the MobileCoin wallet and its companion cryptocurrency MOB. MobileCoin has a close relationship with Signal co-founder and CEO Moxie Marlinspike, who advised the company prior to its most recent round of funding announced last month. "The first payments protocol we've added suppo...
Tags: Tech, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, MOB, Jun Harada Signal


MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency involving Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike, just raised venture funding

MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency that has received technical guidance from Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of private messaging app Signal, has raised $11.35 million in fresh venture funding across two rounds from Future Ventures and General Catalyst. The round, shared with us by a source familiar with the company, seems to suggest the cryptocurrency is one step closer to its possible use on the Signal platform, where it does not appear to be available currently. We were unable to reach Marlinspike t...
Tags: Facebook, Linkedin, Tech, Paypal, SEC, Signal, Kik, Moxie Marlinspike, Trump, University of Waterloo, Securities Exchange Commission, FTX, Kin, Kik Messenger, Marlinspike, Cryptokitties


WhatsApp's new T&Cs didn't really change anything about sharing your data with Facebook, but you should still use Signal if you care about privacy

WhatsApp; Signal; Samantha Lee/Insider WhatsApp caused a user stampede to rival encrypted messaging app Signal by sending users new terms and conditions. Users were panicked by the notification WhatsApp sent out, thinking it meant the app would share more data with Facebook, its parent company. In fact, WhatsApp was already sharing their data with Facebook — all the notification did was draw attention to it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 6, WhatsApp caused...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, CS, Analysis, Whatsapp, Data Privacy, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Woodward, University of Surrey, De Montfort University, Alan Woodward, Tech Insider, Brian Acton


As Signal downloads surge, employees are reportedly worried the messaging app isn't doing enough to head off extremism

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike Steve Jennings/Getty Images WhatsApp rival Signal got a huge boost in user numbers this month. Employees are worried Signal isn't doing enough to prevent misuse of its platform, such as by heading off extremism, according to a report by The Verge. Rival encrypted messaging company Telegram is also under fire for allowing hate speech on its app. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Employees at encrypted-messaging app Signal are worried that an ex...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Whatsapp, Encryption, Extremism, Donald Trump, Telegram, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Ginsberg, Bernstein, Tech Insider, Brian Acton


Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike explains his vision for the app - and what he sees as the biggest threats to privacy

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike Steve Jennings/Getty Images Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike says he hopes the app's unique commitment to privacy will set a standard across the tech industry. Signal has seen an explosion in popularity as people seek out privacy-focused alternatives to big tech. In a wide-ranging interview for Insider's 2020 Transformers series, Marlinspike described his vision for the company and rising threats to privacy. Because of his work, Insider named Marlinsp...
Tags: Facebook, Enterprise, Privacy, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, United States, North America, Transformers, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Nordic, Tech Insider, Google Meet, Marlinspike


Signal won't replace WhatsApp, the cofounder of both encrypted messaging apps says. Instead, people will use the 2 services for different conversations.

Signal founder Brian Acton (left) and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook owns WhatsApp. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED, Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Encrypting messaging service Signal will not replace WhatsApp, the co-founder of both apps has predicted. Downloads of Signal have skyrocketed since rival WhatsApp announced it would make users share some personal data with parent company Facebook. Brian Acton, executive chairman of the Signal Foundation,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Privacy, Trends, European Union, Whatsapp, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Encrypted Messaging, Acton, Sensor Tower, Tech Insider, Facebook Users, Brian Acton


Is Signal secure? How the encrypted messaging app compares to other apps on privacy protection

Signal is one of the most private and secure messaging apps available. Westend61/Getty Images Signal is a secure messaging app that encrypts all communication from end to end, making all data accessible only to the sender and recipient. Signal records no metadata about your contacts or messages, so it's virtually impossible to infer anything about your communication based on your use of the app.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You might know that Signal i...
Tags: Apple, Privacy, US, Trends, End-to-end Encryption, Signal, Messaging Apps, Moxie Marlinspike, Rosenfeld, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


Tech’s next biggest challenge is holding itself accountable, as the industry prepares for 5G and a wearables boom

TikTok has emerged as a powerful — and polarizing — social platform Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple faced the U.S. Congress in a landmark antitrust hearing, capping off a year that saw new calls for accountability for market share and misinformation. Privacy is also a growing concern for consumers, as demonstrated by the success of encrypted apps such as Signal.  Meanwhile, tech innovation continues, as 5G emerges in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Wearables, Microsoft, Congress, US, Samsung, Trends, Social Media, Walmart, Analysis, Nba, Silicon Valley, Harry, Jack Dorsey


Technology companies are pushed for greater accountability, while health wearables boom and 5G goes mainstream

TikTok has emerged as a powerful — and polarizing — social platform Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple faced the U.S. Congress in a landmark antitrust hearing, capping off a year that saw new calls for accountability for market share and misinformation. Privacy is also a growing concern for consumers, as demonstrated by the success of encrypted apps such as Signal.  Meanwhile, tech innovation continues, as 5G emerges in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Wearables, Technology, Microsoft, Congress, US, Samsung, Trends, Social Media, Walmart, Nba, Silicon Valley, Harry, Jack Dorsey


Signal's New PIN Feature Worries Cybersecurity Experts

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, writing for Vice: Ever since NSA leaker Edward Snowden said "use Signal, use Tor," the end-to-end encrypted chat app has been a favorite of people who care about privacy and need a chat and calling app that is hard to spy on. One of the reasons security experts recommended Signal is because the app's developers collected -- and thus retained -- almost no information about its users. This means that, if subpoenaed by law enforcement, Signal would have essentially no...
Tags: Nsa, Virginia, Tech, Edward Snowden, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, Lorenzo Franceschi Bicchierai


Decrypted: DEA spying on protesters, DDoS attacks, Signal downloads spike

This week saw protests spread across the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last month. The U.S. hasn’t seen protests like this in a generation, with millions taking to the streets each day to lend their voice and support. But they were met with heavily armored police, drones watching from above, and “covert” surveillance by the federal government. That’s exactly why cybersecurity and privacy is more important than e...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Security, Startups, Privacy, Minneapolis, Government, Israel, Tech, Ceo, Surveillance, Cybercrime, Law Enforcement, Information Technology, United States, Internet Security


App Recap: Concertino, Outgoings, and Major App Updates

In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted music app "Concertino" and finance app "Outgoing" as new apps worth checking out. We've also both highlighted older apps worth checking out and compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. New Apps Concertino (iOS, Free) - Apple Music client app Concertino was recently released for iOS, and it works by combining information from the Open Opus library with "an automated analysis of Apple Music metadata." The app can convenientl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Signal, Coursera, Moxie Marlinspike, Peloton, Peloton Peloton, Apple Research, App Recap, Apple Heart Movement Study, Apple Research Apple, Signal Encrypted messaging app Signal


Daily Crunch: Twitter has a record week

Twitter sees record downloads, Signal adds a new face-blurring feature and Facebook rethinks its approach to government-backed media. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 5, 2020. 1. Twitter has a record-breaking week as users looked for news of protests and COVID-19 Civil unrest due to the nationwide George Floyd protests drove Twitter to a record number of new installs this week, according to data from two app store intelligence firms, Apptopia and Sensor Tower. While the firms’ exact findin...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Ge, China, Tech, Iran, Biden, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Trump, Huntley, Apptopia, Kruze Consulting, Shane Huntley


Signal now has built-in face blurring for photos

Apps like Signal are proving invaluable in these days of unrest, and anything we can do to simplify and secure the way we share sensitive information is welcome. To that end Signal has added the ability to blur faces in photos sent via the app, making it easy to protect someone’s identity without leaving any trace on other, less secure apps. After noting Signal’s support of the protests occurring all over the world right now against police brutality, the company’s founder Moxie Marlinspike wr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Mobile, Apps, Privacy, Tech, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Marlinspike


Encrypted messaging app Signal is surging in popularity — and it just added new tools meant to help protesters stay anonymous

Encrypted messaging app Signal rolled out new features Wednesday meant to help protect the anonymity of people organizing and participating in protests across the country. Signal has surged in popularity in the past week, becoming the eighth most downloaded social networking app among US iPhone users on Tuesday. The app lets people message, call, and share video using end-to-end encryption, meaning their communications will be kept hidden if their phones are hacked or confiscated. Visit Busine...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, US, Trends, Fbi, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, William Barr, Signal Co, US Signal, App Annie Signal, Tuesday Signal


Signal Encrypted Messenger Rolling Out New Face-Blurring Tool for Shared Images

Encrypted messaging app Signal is rolling out a new face-blurring feature that automatically locates and blurs faces in images shared over the platform. In a blog post announcing the update, Signal co-founder Moxie Marlinspike explained that the tool was a response to a surge in traffic, spurred by ongoing protests around the world against racism and poice brutality. Many of the people and groups who are organizing for that change are using Signal to communicate, and we're working hard to k...
Tags: Privacy, Encryption, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Apptopia, Signal Private Messenger, Marlinspike, Signal Co, Signal for Android


Signal is finally bringing its secure messaging to the masses (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Last month, the cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike was getting settled on an airplane when his seatmate, a midwestern-looking man in his 60s, asked for help. He couldn't figure out how to enable airplane mode on his aging Android phone. But when Marlinspike saw the screen, he wondered for a moment if he was being trolled: Among just a handful of apps installed on the phone was Signal. Marlinspike launched Signal, widely considered the world's most...
Tags: News, Wired, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Marlinspike, Signal Foundation, Signal Marlinspike


5 Top Tech Entrepreneurs You Must Follow

Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur nowadays. People get motivated by the stories of some of the successful entrepreneurs who have become millionaires with their unique ideas. Unfortunately, it is not easy to do so. Some of today’s successful entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to come from wealthy and influential families. Others, however, need to put in a lot of hard work and determination before they can be successful. Below are the top tech entrepreneurs who worked really hard to get to wher...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Yahoo, China, Time, Entrepreneur, Snapchat, Tencent, Reddit, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Alexis Ohanian, Evan Spiegel, Aaron Swartz, Lifehacks


Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, plans $1 billion investment fund

The upstarts of crypto aren’t just aiming to disrupt the startup status quo, some are rivaling traditional venture capital investors, too. That’s particularly evident today after Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange based on daily trade volumes, announced a $1 billion fund to back blockchain and crypto startups. The ‘Community Influence’ fund, which will be denominated in Binance’s BNB coin, will be aimed at nascent startups and also funds themselves, Ella Zhang — who heads the Binanc...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Tech, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Kuaidi Dache, Malta, Moxie Marlinspike, Zhang, BNB, Coinmarketcap, Didi Chuxing, Chen Weixing


Amazon doesn't like how Signal circumvents censorship

Signal is an encrypted messaging app for smartphones and desktops that I and a lot of other folks use on a daily basis to communicate with discretion and security. I like it so much that I've moved away from using other services on my iOS and Android phones to using Signal for all of the texting I do, even with those who don't use the app. Unfortunately, according to The Verge, the Signal team is having a difficult time trying to provide its services to users in the UAE, Egypt and Oman, where th...
Tags: Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Post, News, Privacy, Encryption, Egypt, Oman, Uae, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, UAE Egypt, Marlinspike, COMMS


Binance backs Signal founder to create a new cryptocurrency for mobile payments

Binance Labs, the blockchain incubator arm of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has backed Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike’s proposal for a new cryptocurrency with $30 million in funding. It’s called MobileCoin, and it’s being touted as a cryptocurrency meant to enhance the user experience on mobile devices. The idea is to solve the usability, scalability, and privacy concerns associated with existing cryptocurrencies. MobileCoin describes in its white paper that its technica...
Tags: Startups, Business, Finance, Insights, Tech, Signal, Cryptocurrency, Moxie Marlinspike, Hard Fork, Binance, Binance Labs


MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency from the creator of Signal, just raised $30M for private mobile payments

A new privacy-centric cryptocurrency project with some big names on board just raised a round worth noting. On Tuesday, the team at MobileCoin announced that Binance Labs, the major blockchain incubator associated with the Binance exchange, led a $30 million round denominated in bitcoin and ether for the new cryptocurrency. MobileCoin will enjoy “priority consideration” for being listed on Binance as part of the relationship. New cryptocurrency projects are a dime (or less) a dozen, but the l...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Privacy, Funding, Paypal, Digital Privacy, Facebook Messenger, Mobile Payments, Silicon Valley, Signal, Cryptocurrency, Moxie Marlinspike, Glynn, Marlinspike, Crypto Lotus