Messaging

OpSec

Politician Accidentally Doxes His Old Boss By Reading Encrypted Signal Messages in Front of a Bunch of Cameras

All the encryption in the world is not going to help if someone can read over your shoulder.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.18
Tedium

The 80s Software Program That Made Email Famous

Even as die-hard Eudora users held on, it couldn’t. Did we lose something great?
Ernie Smith
12.6.17
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
PGP

Activists Need to Watch Out for Fake Encryption Keys

An attacker could disrupt messages, or in more limited cases, perhaps read email contents.
Joseph Cox
4.5.17
ASL

Messaging Apps, Ranked

An exhaustive consideration of the ways humans interact with each other.
Motherboard Staff
3.29.17
short circuit

Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App

The cloud service that earned Edward Snowden's trust is now taking on the likes of Slack.
Yael Grauer
6.30.16
bots

Your Friendly Slack Bot Might Be Exposing Your Company's Conversations

Sloppy developers are leaving tokens in their public bot code that would let others listen in on company conversations and pull sensitive data.
Joseph Cox
4.28.16
News

The FBI Is at War With Apple Because It Couldn’t Change Wiretap Law

When politicians talk about legislating encryption, what they’re really talking about is lawful surveillance.
Matthew Braga
3.1.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Voicemail Still a Thing?

I'm looking at you, Mom.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.12.16
security

Desktops Urgently Need a More Secure Chat Program

New clients are starting to emerge beyond the buggy code of Pidgin and Adium.
Joseph Cox
2.5.16
Internet

RIP Facebook’s ‘Other’ Inbox, Which Was Mostly for Creeps Anyway

The social media site is replacing the "Other" folder with "message requests."
Kari Paul
10.29.15
News

LINE, the WhatsApp of Japan, Is Adding Some Pretty Serious Encryption

Encrypted messaging is gaining steam, to the tune of 560 million new users.
Joseph Cox
10.13.15
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