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Signal "private" messaging app demands ability to eavesdrop on you

By someone else following x   2017 Jan 14, 2:58pm 777 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I am trying out the desktop (Chrome) version of Signal from https://whispersystems.org/

It's a messaging app which claims to enhance your privacy. Why then does the desktop version refuse to function without the ability to listen in on what you are doing on your desktop machine at all times?

I suppose it's not that bad because I can turn off the microphone on my laptop for everything, but it would be more comforting and more convenient if Signal did not require access to the microphone in order to text.

#privacy

1   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Jan 14, 6:09pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I'm going to guess that you have no apps installed on your phone?

2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (26)   2017 Jan 14, 6:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

All smartphone apps and Windows 10 are listening to you and vacuuming all your data to organized crime figures in Ukraine, Russia and Angola 24/7 whether or no you gave it permission.

The only business model left is data rape and account takeover.

3   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Jan 18, 7:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

zzyzzx says

I'm going to guess that you have no apps installed on your phone?

As few as possible.

4   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Jan 18, 8:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I use my smartphone for damn few things precisely because of all the malware and spyware out there. I just don't trust any app that requires any permissions.


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