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#Wakeupwednesday 03/03/21

3 March 2021 (by Ben Kilburn (MrKilburn))

This week's wake up Wednesday: signal (messaging app)

Signal is a multimedia messaging service (previously known as TextSecure) that provides secure chats between users. It is encrypted, so any intercepted communication cannot be read by attackers. Users can send one-to-one messages or set up group chats. The service is free, has no adverts and doesn’t track users’ location like many other messaging platforms. The app experienced a popularity boom in early 2021 as large numbers of users left WhatsApp over perceived privacy issues.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as a false sense of security, vulnerability to hackers and disappearing messages.

This is part of our Social Media, Privacy & Security and Online Information Categories.