"Since I'm perhaps the only journalist in the world digging into this, I feel it is my duty to repeat it over and over and over again: Tor (and related "grassroots" crypto apps like Signal) are creations of America’s spooky war apparatus. They are designed for regime change in the age of the Internet. If they ever posed a threat to the United States — and to the corporate monopoly power that calls the shots here — their funding would be pulled and they would cease to exist. In short: if you’re worried about corporate-state surveillance, technology funded by this very same state is not the answer."
#privacy #surveillance #usa #mic #internet #tor #signal #tptb
"I've been getting this question more often this year. It's based on the wrong assumption that some other popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp are "end-to-end encrypted by default", while Telegram is not. This post is intended to disprove this myth that has been so carefully crafted by Facebook/WhatsApp marketing efforts. Let’s start from the basics."
#openweb #privacy #security #signal #telegram #whatsapp