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I recently viewed the following debate regarding individual privacy against the government:

Debate | Technological Privacy OxfordUnion | 6 videos

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Threema is a private messaging app and a competitor to Signal. However, it does leak metadata. In this article I discuss exactly what Threema leaks, and why.

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One question I'm often asked is what metadata Matrix leaks. It does get tiring answering the same questions, so I'm creating an article I can simply link to any time someone asks.

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With today being data privacy day, it seems important to release an article explaining the basics of why people should value privacy online. Many companies will try to use this day to get a quick PR boost by tweeting about how they care about privacy. However, it's important to remember that the millions of dollars made from selling people's data won't be erased by them posting a 280-character-or-less message.

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I recently read an article discussing a nation-state attack against security researchers. This attack leverages trust assumptions among security researchers, and is particularly dangerous due to the nature of who it targets.

This article is intended to serve as a reminder to people who already understand the basics of exploiting trust relationships.

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I wasn't intending on producing a series of articles on messaging apps, but it seems that's what's happening. I recently posted an article explaining why Signal is a trustworthy messaging app, but I would be remiss to ignore its issues. In this article I discuss why Signal sucks.

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In today's modern world, there are many “secure” messengers to choose from. Some are good, while others are borderline fraudulent. Some hold potential, but aren't quite ready for the big time. So, how do you choose? Well, I explain that in this article.

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With Elon Musk recently recommending Signal over WhatsApp, many people have flocked to Signal in the past couple days. In fact, Signal has gotten so many new users that their servers couldn't keep up!

This high-profile endorsement has led to greater acceptance of Signal; however, for some it doesn't sit right any time Signal gets a mainstream endorsement. People have even gone so far as to claim that Signal is a government honeypot. In this article, I explain why Signal is not a honeypot and why you can trust it.

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As some of you know, this blog has recently had issues with the homepage and RSS feed. These issues have now been resolved with help from the write.as founder, Matt.

Write.as is my favorite blogging platform, and I greatly appreciate his help in resolving this issue. I plan to upload actual content within the next couple days.

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I was asked to review an article from Privacy-Watchdog.io and came up with the following critiques.

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