• What data does Signal store about me?

    The short answer The short answer is: not much. Over time, Signal has received a few requests for data on their users from law enforcement. You can see their published list here. Their most recent one came from the FBI in October. According to Signal’s response to the subpoena, when...

  • CyberStart America running again

    If you know anyone in grades 9-12 that has any interest in cybersecurity, CyberStart America is kicking off again. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about cybersecurity and they award scholarships too! https://www.cyberstartamerica.org/

  • It's time to stop using SMS

    The important information How would you feel if every text you’ve ever sent suddenly became public? “5-Year Breach May Have Exposed Billions of Text Messages” <- That’s a real headline from 2021. There are two main problems with SMS(regular texting) for communication; it is not private and it is unreliable....

  • Invasive Instagram advertising

    Yes, I have concerns about Signal in the long term, but you’ve got to love the research they do. Check out the type of information that Facebook tracks about you and how it is leveraged for advertising. https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see/

  • Signal's cryptocurrenty mistake

    Preface I’d like to first make clear that I’ve been a long-time user of Signal. And I’ll most likely continue to use it. This post is more of a warning that Signal might not be a wise long-term choice for messaging, so if you are new to Signal, you may...