Archiv: messenger programs


04.10.2019 - 09:51 [ Shannon Vavra, Reporter @CyberScoopNews covering NSA, Cyber Command, cyberwarfare / Twitter ]

The US, UK, and Australia (3 Five Eyes) are asking @facebook to delay message encryption. They’re using child sex exploitation as a way to highlight concerns encrypted comms can hamper law enforcement.

Details on latest encryption battle w @CyberScoopNews

04.10.2019 - 09:18 [ BuzzFeed ]

Attorney General Bill Barr Will Ask Zuckerberg To Halt Plans For End-To-End Encryption Across Facebook’s Apps

Attorney General Bill Barr, along with officials from the United Kingdom and Australia, is set to publish an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking the company to delay plans for end-to-end encryption across its messaging services until it can guarantee the added privacy does not reduce public safety.

A draft of the letter, dated Oct. 4, is set to be released alongside the announcement of a new data-sharing agreement between law enforcement in the US and the UK; it was obtained by BuzzFeed News ahead of its publication.

04.10.2019 - 09:05 [ Techcrunch.com ]

2.5 billion people use at least one of Facebook’s apps

(25.07.2018)

Facebook today for the first time announced that in June, 2.5 billion people used at least one of its apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or Messenger. That’s a helpful number, because it counts real people, rather than accounts, since people can have multiple accounts on a single app.

04.10.2019 - 08:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Calls for backdoor access to WhatsApp as Five Eyes nations meet

(30.09.2019)

British, American and other intelligence agencies from English-speaking countries have concluded a two-day meeting in London amid calls for spies and police officers to be given special, backdoor access to WhatsApp and other encrypted communications.

The meeting of the “Five Eyes” nations – the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – was hosted by new home secretary, Priti Patel, in an effort to coordinate efforts to combat terrorism and child abuse.

21.07.2019 - 14:51 [ Google Play ]

Antox

Note that Antox is still alpha software and there may be some bugs. Antox uses the Tox protocol which is Peer to Peer, so there will be high data usage and battery drain. WiFi only mode is currently recommended for now.

21.07.2019 - 14:36 [ Apple App Store ]

Antidote for Tox

Antidote is a free Tox client for iOS.

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Antidote is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other services may require you to pay for features, Antidote is completely free and comes without advertising.

21.07.2019 - 14:32 [ Tox.chat ]

tox – A New Kind of Instant Messaging

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is completely free and comes without advertising — forever.

13.06.2019 - 02:42 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

„Fatale Konsequenzen“: Warnung vor Seehofers Plänen für Zwangsentschlüsselung

„Mit einer bewussten Schwächung von sicheren Messengern würde Deutschland seine außenpolitische Glaubwürdigkeit als Verfechter eines freien und offenen Internets auf Spiel setzen“, warnen die Verfasser.

14.05.2019 - 22:03 [ Apple App Store ]

Antidote for Tox

Antidote is a free Tox client for iOS.

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Antidote is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other services may require you to pay for features, Antidote is completely free and comes without advertising.

14.05.2019 - 21:55 [ Tox ]

tox – A New Kind of Instant Messaging

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is completely free and comes without advertising — forever.

29.11.2018 - 02:58 [ CNET ]

Secret Facebook-FBI ruling must be made public, ACLU and EFF say

On Wednesday, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a motion to unseal a secret court ruling in a case involving the Department of Justice and Facebook, stemming from a California case in which the FBI wanted to force the social network to wiretap phone calls on Messenger.

22.10.2018 - 12:55 [ Ring ]

Chat. Talk. Share. Ring is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the users‘ privacy and freedoms.

Ring is free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. It is published under the GNU General Public License 3. Ring is developed by Savoir-faire Linux with the help of a global community of users and contributors. Savoir-faire Linux is a Canadian company specialized in Linux and free software.

22.10.2018 - 12:48 [ Tox ]

tox – A New Kind of Instant Messaging

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is completely free and comes without advertising — forever.

22.10.2018 - 12:31 [ Threema.ch ]

Threema rigorously protects your privacy

Guaranteed Privacy:
Threema is designed to generate as little data on servers as possible: Groups and contact lists are solely managed on users’ devices, messages are immediately deleted after delivery. This effectively prevents the collection of meta data.

Best-in-class Encryption:
Threema end-to-end encrypts all your communication including messages, group chats, files and even status messages. Only the intended recipient, and nobody else can read your messages.

22.10.2018 - 12:11 [ guardianproject.info ]

Orbot: Tor for Android

Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection.

13.10.2018 - 15:40 [ Threema.ch ]

Threema rigorously protects your privacy

Guaranteed Privacy:
Threema is designed to generate as little data on servers as possible: Groups and contact lists are solely managed on users’ devices, messages are immediately deleted after delivery. This effectively prevents the collection of meta data.

Best-in-class Encryption:
Threema end-to-end encrypts all your communication including messages, group chats, files and even status messages. Only the intended recipient, and nobody else can read your messages.

13.10.2018 - 15:40 [ Tox ]

tox – A New Kind of Instant Messaging

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is completely free and comes without advertising — forever.

13.10.2018 - 15:40 [ Ring ]

Chat. Talk. Share. Ring is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the users‘ privacy and freedoms.

Ring is free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. It is published under the GNU General Public License 3. Ring is developed by Savoir-faire Linux with the help of a global community of users and contributors. Savoir-faire Linux is a Canadian company specialized in Linux and free software.

13.10.2018 - 15:40 [ guardianproject.info ]

Orbot: Tor for Android

Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection.

21.05.2018 - 16:00 [ Freiheitsfoo.de ]

Rise of the Police: Gesetzentwurf für das neue Polizeigesetz Niedersachsens kryptisch und unlesbar, Innenministerium verweigert weitere Aufklärung – wir veröffentlichen zusammen mit Digitalcourage Braunschweig eine übersichtliche Gegenüberstellung der alten und der geplanten neuen Regelungen

Wie verhindert man Kritik und Protest an einem neuen Gesetz? Indem man den Gesetzentwurf so verfasst, dass ihn so gut wie niemand verstehen und interpretieren kann.

Nach diesem Schema scheint die in Niedersachsen seit letztem Jahr von SPD und CDU geführte Landesregierung zu verfahren, um ein neues Niedersächsisches Polizeigesetz (NPOG) erfolgreich verabschieden zu können.