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Original Air Date: Nov 11, 2015

Signal Secure messaging app

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Whether you’re a fan of Edward Snowden or not, he certainly knows a thing or two about cybersecurity.

So when he tweets about a secure messaging app that he says he personally uses, you can bet that it’s about as private as messaging gets.

The app Snowden tweeted about is Signal from Open Whisper Systems, a messaging app available for both iPhone and Android users.

The Signal app allows for secure messaging by text or voice and doesn’t require you to sign up for an account to use it.

It uses your existing phone number and address book, and requires no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs.

Although it uses very sophisticated encryption technology, it’s very easy to setup and use as your primary messaging app

It can automatically determine if a recipient has the Signal app, so it knows not to encrypt messages sent to people that don’t have the app.

If your line of work would benefit from secure messaging, learn more at