For text message privacy, get Signal

From Brian X Chen’s Tech Fix article in the New York Times: Worried About the Privacy of Your Messages? Download Signal.

By the time you finish reading this column, you would be foolish not to download the messaging app Signal onto your smartphone and computer.

The free encrypted messaging service has won the acclaim of security researchers and privacy advocates, including Edward J. Snowden. All have said that Signal goes above and beyond other chat tools in keeping electronic communications private.

And now more than ever, we may need it. That’s because [continue]

I’ve been using Signal for ages now, and recommend it to everybody.