2021 Feb 6, 6:13pm
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Iran is among those countries that look suspiciously at open source and strongly encrypted messaging app Signal – in fact, so much so, that the app just got blocked there.Early reports last week said Signal was blocked, and this is now effectively confirmed by the app itself as it’s instructing its users on how to set up and use TLS proxies as a temporary workaround.Iran’s government is said to be clamping down on Signal because of the end-to-end encrypted that won’t let it, or any other third party spy on conversations happening on the platform. And yet, Facebook’s WhatsApp that has the supposedly has the same feature is among only two major foreign social media networks allowed in Iran – the other being Facebook’s Instagram. Interesting.