After tech behemoths like Twitter moved to ban Trump and thousands of other far-right accounts, millions moved to apps like Signal and Telegram for their encrypted messaging services.
There’s one rub, though: Telegram, unlike Signal, doesn’t have end-to-end encryption by default.
End-to-end encryption means that only the message sender and receiver can read the message. Even the server that hosts it, such as Signal or iMessage on Apple devices, can’t decrypt and read what someone wrote. If those servers were ever hacked, hackers wouldn’t be able to read the messages, either. It’s safe to say, then, that end-to-end (e2e) encryption is an imperative element to secure messaging. Read more…
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