Articles about Signal
Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted instant messaging service just like WhatsApp, but with one key difference. While WhatsApp is a subsidiary of Facebook and clearly a for-profit company, Signal is overseen by the Signal Technology Foundation, a non-profit group. Like most modern messaging services, Signal allows users to send messages to individuals and groups. Messages can include text, files, voice notes, images, and videos. Functionality for making voice and video calls to individuals and groups has also been added. The software was initially released in 2014. It is free to download and use while being open-source. Interestingly, Signal Foundation was launched in February 2018 with a $50 million grant from WhatsApp co-founder and Stanford University alumnus Brian Acton. The other co-founder of Signal Foundation was computer security researcher Moxie Marlinspike. Signal is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux. It is noteworthy that Signal can work on Android without relying on Google Play Services. Meanwhile, to set up Signal on Linux, one would still need an Android or iOS device.
22 Sep 2022Indian Government
The days of true data encryption are possibly nearing their end in India. The Indian Government seeks to bring over-the-top (OTT) communication services such as WhatsApp and Signal under the purview of its new draft telecom bill.
19 Aug 2022WhatsApp
Earlier this month, we got to know that WhatsApp is working on a new security feature called 'login approval.'
20 Jun 2022WhatsApp
After announcing its premium service earlier this month, Telegram has finally rolled out the ad-free, paid version called 'Telegram Premium.'
26 May 2022Android
WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, is reportedly working on a feature that would allow users to save temporary chats that disappear after a week.
25 Nov 2021Facebook
Meta's messaging service, WhatsApp, is reportedly working on a feature so users can create their own stickers on the app.
23 Nov 2021Facebook
Meta-owned instant messaging service WhatsApp has introduced two new safety features for users in India, called Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting.
24 Jun 2021Ministry of Electronics and IT
11 May 2021Facebook
06 May 2021Facebook
In a brilliant move of lateral thinking, Signal showcased the real danger of Facebook's invasion of user privacy through, well, Facebook's targeted advertisements.
05 May 2021Instagram
In another shocking incident that could tarnish Facebook's brand image, Signal displayed ads on Instagram illustrating how frighteningly intrusive the platform's data collection practices are to the target audience.
28 Jan 2021WhatsApp
Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.
25 Jan 2021Delhi High Court
24 Jan 2021WhatsApp
Signal's latest beta (5.3.1) release contains features designed to give the former WhatsApp users a reassuringly familiar experience.
21 Jan 2021Twitter
19 Jan 2021Facebook
19 Jan 2021Twitter
In a recent survey conducted by social media platform LocalCircles, it was found that only 18 out of every 100 Indian users surveyed were willing to accept WhatsApp's updated policies and continue using the platform.
18 Jan 2021Android
Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, spent long hours battling a global outage last weekend. The disruption is reported to have been caused by a high influx of new users.
18 Jan 2021Flipkart
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd. is reportedly working toward embedding JioMart into WhatsApp within the next six months. The move will allow 400-million Indian WhatsApp users to address their grocery needs from neighboring outlets through Ambani's hyperlocal e-commerce platform.
12 Jan 2021Twitter
In light of the recent hullabaloo surrounding WhatsApp's disregard for confidentiality of user data, users have flocked to alternative messaging services such as Signal, which reported a sharp increase in new user sign-ups.
10 Jan 2021Facebook
WhatsApp recently pushed a notification directing users to accept the revised Terms of Service by February 8.
08 Jan 2021Twitter
Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, took to Twitter to thank new users for their support. It also took the opportunity to apologize for delays in delivery of verification codes preventing registration for many new users.
05 Nov 2020Facebook
WhatsApp is constantly evolving its platform with new features, enhancing the messaging experience for billions of its active users.
30 Dec 2019WhatsApp
We know WhatsApp is working to introduce a new 'Delete Messages' feature (also referred to as Self-disappearing Messages) that automatically deletes/destructs the sent messages after a pre-determined time period.
17 Dec 2019Android
Unlike Telegram and Signal, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been incredibly slow with feature upgrades.
04 Dec 2019WhatsApp
WhatsApp has long been working on a new Dark Mode. And now, the feature seems to be getting some final changes before the launch.
27 Nov 2019WhatsApp
By now, everyone knows that WhatsApp is working to introduce disappearing messages and dark mode on its platform, to enhance the messaging experience.
11 Nov 2019WhatsApp
The recent WhatsApp attack that compromised private chats of as many as 1,400 people, including Indian activists and journalists, has triggered a wave of departures.
13 Oct 2019WhatsApp
WhatsApp is constantly evolving its platform with new features and the latest ones to come to the messaging app are disappearing messages and the much-awaited dark mode.
27 May 20193D Printing
3D-printed guns have raised plenty of alarms, mainly because they can be created by anyone and are capable of firing standard handgun rounds.
04 Apr 2018Honda
An Indian family of four was reported missing in the US state of California while on a road trip and authorities are fearing for the worst after an SUV matching their vehicle was believed to be swept away by a flood-swollen river, according to a media report.