Signal App Leads the Way in Privacy and Security Again | Makes Blurring Faces Easier for the Users

by June 8, 2020 0 comments

Signal is one of the most popular messaging app that has always put the privacy and security of its users a priority. It has been used as a way to communicate safely without the threat of spying by journalists and protestors around the world where free expression is not a right. Signal app uses multiple features that make it one of the safest and most secure app to use for messaging. It offers end to end encryption like other of its competitors like telegram and WhatsApp but where signal truly shines is the way it handles everything else apart from end to end encryption.

Privacy and Security:

Signal app is completely free and open source. Unlike apps like WhatsApp which is owned by Facebook, Signal is completely free and runs on the donations that it gets from the users. It’s built on code that is open to everyone to tinker around and find flaws that Signal uses to boost the security and privacy of the app. Signal app offers its users features like encrypted voice and video calls. The ability to delete messages after the conversation is over and to have self delete messages that automatically delete after the time limit is over. Unlike other messaging services Signal stores none of the users’ data at all. It keeps deleting any data it gets from its users over time which makes sure that no one can get your messages. Signal app takes the privacy and security of its users very seriously. It even has a feature called Enable Screen Security which stops other users from taking screenshots of the conversations and doesn’t show the content of a notification on the lock screen. Using the feature of Disappearing Messages you can set a time limit on the messages you send and once the time limit is over the messages will delete themselves automatically. Combine these two features together and you have one of the most powerful and secure messaging app on play store and AppStore right now.

Signal AppSushant Singh | Pcquest

Recent Additions:

In the wake of protests going on in America against the death of George Floyd, Signal announced a new feature that will automatically blur the faces of people in a photo or a video. The feature was launched by Signal to help the protesters keep their identity a secret.

In a blog by Signal’s founder, Moxie Marlinspike said “Right now, people around the world are marching and protesting against racism and police brutality, outraged by the most recent police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. At Signal, we support the people who have gone into the streets to make their voices heard. We believe that something in America needs to change, and even if we don’t know exactly how, we support and trust in the people who are self-organizing around the country to figure it out.”

The feature is easy to find in the Signal app, just go to the main photo editing app and turn on the blur face mode. You can also manually blur the faces incase the camera goofs up. Remember, the feature only works from the Signal app camera. The feature is available on both the ios and android versions of the app and is fairly easy to use.

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