Senate staffers can now use Signal, apparently

May 16, 2017 10:15 pm

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Senate staffers are now allowed to send texts via Signal, an end-to-end encrypted messaging app favored by privacy advocates. 

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The Signal announcement wasn’t so much an announcement as it was slipped into a letter about a different type of digital security.

Sen. Ron Wyden wrote a note to Senate Sergeant at Arms Frank Larkin, dated May 9, congratulating Larkin on the Senate’s transition to “HTTPS encryption for all Member and Committee websites.” The note goes on to talk about how Wyden was the first senator to switch his site from the less secure HTTP, before concluding with a bit about Signal. Read more…

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