Egypt blocks encrypted messaging app Signal


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/20/egypt-blocks-encrypted-messagi.html


#2

Good to know there’s a ready solution when this comes to us.


#3

I think about these types of services; but then I wonder if they’re just intelligence agency front companies?

Sure I’m paranoid; but am I paranoid enough?


#4

Leaving themselves wide open for a zombie apocalypse.


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#6

I Sisi what they did there.


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I’ve noticed occasional significant slowdowns in Signal message delivery and confirmation times in some places, notably Malaysia and Thailand. And I’ve verified that the problem goes away when I VPN out to another country (and the receiver is abroad).
I suspect the slowdowns are designed to degrade quality of service to prevent wider adoption among the general population for everyday use.
That way you can be a free non-censoring society and at the same time keep track if people who try to hide their communications.


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