FBI Doc Highlights the Benefits of End-to-End Encryption
Property of the People obtained the document through a FOIA request in November 2021. The FBI’s Science and Technology Branch and Operational Technology Division created the document in January 2021. The document, which serves as an internal guide for Bureau employees, outlines the information available to the FBI during an investigation. The document lists iMessage, Line, Signal, Telegram, Threema, Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Wickr. The document validates the information already known to people interested in private messaging services.
The picture is difficult to read. The PDF version (here) is slightly easier.
The FBI is able to access a significant amount of subscriber information for users of WhatsApp and iMessage, as expected. Likewise, Signal and Telegram seem to provide the least information to law enforcement agencies. The document illustrates information already known, such as the limits of end-to-end encryption. Such encryption prevents those who glow from accessing the contents of a message but not the metadata, such as subject lines, recipients, etc. Metadata is potentially as valuable to law enforcement as the actual contents of a message. From Signal, the FBI can only access a user’s registration date and last access date. Wickr, on the other hand, yields the following information:
Wickr, though, is closely linked to In-Q-Tel as well as other parties associated with the intelligence community. Signal, although a clear winner for the general population and a current darling of the media, will become less friendly to users who want to separate themselves from an oppressive regime. As reported in April, Signal is working on cryptocurrency integration using MobileCoin. MobileCoin’s CTO is Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of Signal. And MobileCoin wants the government all up in your transactions. “At MobileCoin, we believe governments have a legitimate interest in regulating the economic lives of their citizens,” the MobileCoin website openly states. To quote someone who comments on this site, “should have used Monero.” (DIFBR)
People who use WhatsApp or iMessage for sensitive conversations are not serious people. The same, obviously, is true for people who SMS or most popular messaging services for the same purpose. The graphic speaks for itself. But since the graphic is difficult to read, Catalin Cimpanu (who is someone worth following) reformatted the content in a legible way:Apple iMessage
I do recall a while back our adversaries were having problems in their hiring due to most the skilled talent they wanted couldn’t get passed the drug screening. Congratulations once again drugs, for winning the war on drugs lol.
this could be false information put out by the FBI
you can literally cross verify this for majority of apps that has been subpoenaed
I read an article the other day where the police have obtained messaage content of Wickr messages with full conversations layed out. That article could be bullshitting. Never trust the fucking mainstream media.
We just got to a point of critical mass getting the normies on Signal, and then they pull this MobileCoin BS on us. *sigh* Whats the move now guise? Get everyone onto a Signal fork?
There is a Signal fork called Session (https://getsession.org). It has it's own issues, being the devs stupidly incorporated in the encryption graveyard called Australia. There is another called Molly.im.
Awww look at the cute little signal column…
Wickr is not to be trusted or used by anyone serious. Duh. There is an end-to-end encrypted messaging app called Wire which is also very good, like Threema but it's free. Signup requires an email address.
yo they are liers wickr is the safest one
It says "legally" so what they can do illegally or without disclosure is of higher concern.
Wickr is the goat doesnt require phone number unlike others, has burn messages and encrypt. still would avoid posting own private data without encryption. Idk why would u use app that ever needs any of ur social privacy (in this case phone number to register) thats a big burn. Wickr you only need nickname and password no bs. Bless for that app.
Broham, it's like you can't read good. Wickr, on the other hand, yields the following information: Date and time account created. Type of device(s) app installed on. Date of last use. The number of messages. The number of external IDs (email addresses and phone numbers) connected to the account, bot not to plaintext external IDs themselves. Avatar image. Limited records of recent changes to account settings such as adding or suspending a device (does not include message content or routing and delivery information). Wickr version number. Wickr, though, is closely linked to In-Q-Tel as well as other parties associated with the intelligence community.
Surprised Telegram giving out your registered phone number as you need a phone number i guess the market for fake numbers just growing.
how to get a fake number to register on telegram?
Whats about Snapchat?
Thank you. Fixed.
If glowies are having a hard time with normie niggerphone apps then tools like Linux, Tor, Whonix, XMPP + OMEMO with proper opsec can make you literally untraceable.