Egypt blocks encrypted messaging app Signal


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


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?


Leaving themselves wide open for a zombie apocalypse.



I Sisi what they did there.


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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