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Encrypted messaging app Signal available for desktops

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Dec 3, 2015.

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    The much-lauded encryption app Signal has launched a beta program for a desktop version of the app, which will run through Google's Chrome browser.

    Signal Desktop is Chrome app that will sync messages transmitted between it and an Android device, wrote Moxie Marlinspike, a cryptography expert who had helped develop Signal, in a blog post on Wednesday.

    The app comes from Open Whisper Systems, which developed Signal's predecessors, Redphone and TextSecure, which were two Android applications that encrypt calls and messages. Both have been consolidated into Signal.

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    Signal Desktop won't be able to sync messages with iPhone just yet, although there are plans for iOS compatibility, Marlinspike wrote. It also won't support voice initially.

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