TIME: The Inside Story of How Signal Became the Private Messaging App for an Age of Fear and Distrust

TIME: The Inside Story of How Signal Became the Private Messaging App for an Age of Fear and Distrust. “Signal is an end-to-end encrypted messaging service, similar to WhatsApp or iMessage, but owned and operated by a non-profit foundation rather than a corporation, and with more wide-ranging security protections. One of the first things you see when you visit its website is a 2015 quote from the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I use Signal every day.’ Now, it’s clear that increasing numbers of ordinary people are using it too.”

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