Privacy

Session has features like automatically deleting messages and message time to live. Self-destructing messages help preserve your privacy when you're messaging.

Deleting messages and time-to-live: This message will self-destruct in…

September 06, 2021

Digital conversations are fundamentally different to real-world conversations. When you have a conversation over text, you’re creating a record. The record you create will persist long into the future, and it can quickly paint a high fidelity picture about your life.

Contact discovery: Finding friends without foes

August 09, 2021

Messaging platforms are useless if there’s nobody to read your message. But some apps sacrifice privacy to make it easier to find your friends.

Communication Cooperative: A messaging app that can't sell out

Communication Cooperative: A messaging app that can't sell out

July 26, 2021

We designed Session from the ground up to be run by the people, for the people. Session is one of the world’s first messaging apps run like a co-op.

Privacy propaganda: The war on encryption

Privacy propaganda: The war on encryption

June 23, 2021

Encryption is vital to defending digital privacy, but it’s being painted as the villain of the tech world. Push back against the anti-encryption agenda.

Privacy washing: Creating a clean image for dirty tech

Privacy washing: Creating a clean image for dirty tech

June 11, 2021

Companies are using the push for privacy to market their tech whether it’s private or not.

WhatsApp privacy policy teardown: This is where it ends

WhatsApp privacy policy teardown: This is where it ends

May 07, 2021

Accepting the new WhatsApp privacy policy by May 15 is mandatory. Here’s everything you need to know, and why you should leave WhatsApp now.

End-to-end encryption: Secure messengers and messaging

End-to-end encryption: Secure messengers and messaging

April 26, 2021

End-to-end encryption is the most private and secure way to communicate online. End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is offered in most modern messaging apps, but how does it work?

Your adversary: Who’s a hacker, anyway?

Your adversary: Who’s a hacker, anyway?

April 20, 2021

A fundamental concept underpinning the field of cybersecurity is adversaries. Adversaries are any two parties who have opposing interests.

The crypto craze: Implementing cryptocurrency into a messenger

The crypto craze: Implementing cryptocurrency into a messenger

April 08, 2021

Cryptocurrencies are in the headlines again lately. Everyone who’s anyone is talking about them, trading them, and…putting crypto into their messenger?

Trust on first use: The Achilles heel of centralised messengers

Trust on first use: The Achilles heel of centralised messengers

April 07, 2021

When you first send a message on a new app, you’re trusting that service to send your message to the right person without compromising its integrity or privacy. How can we remove that trust?

Data, data, data: Session user analytics and anonymity

Data, data, data: Session user analytics and anonymity

February 10, 2021

Session has been seeing massive user growth recently, with tens of thousands of active users in dozens of countries around the world. But hold on a minute — Session is also completely anonymous, with no phone numbers or other identifiers. So how do we know how many users we have, or where they are? Mobile …

Metadata: Four syllables — zero privacy

Metadata: Four syllables — zero privacy

February 10, 2020

Metadata is the biggest privacy risk you’ve never heard of. Learn what metadata is — and how to minimise your online footprint.

Anonymity 101: Day-to-day ways to stay anonymous online

Anonymity 101: Day-to-day ways to stay anonymous online

January 23, 2020

The little things really do add up when it comes to online privacy. Check out 9 steps you can take to keep yourself, and your data, safe online.

Confirming identities online

Confirming identities online

January 10, 2020

Staying private online is important for everyone — but for some, it can be crucial. Learn how to confirm who you’re talking to while staying anonymous.

Centralisation vs decentralisation in private messaging

Centralisation vs decentralisation in private messaging

December 23, 2019

Many private messaging apps have a critical flaw: centralisation. Learn why decentralisation is the future of secure private messaging.

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