Private messaging

Upgrading open groups: Bringing back DMs from open groups

September 12, 2022 / Kee Jefferys

If you’re operating a Session Open Group Server (SOGS) — there are some changes coming your way!

Anonymity and online dating

June 26, 2022 / Alex Linton

Anonymity and dating might not seem like a match made in heaven — you're probably gonna want to know who you're dating, after all. But it all comes down to safety.

What happens if Twitter gets encrypted DMs?

May 06, 2022 / Alex Linton

Ah, encryption. The lifeblood of cybersecurity. Elon Musk recently suggested adding encryption to Twitter DMs. But would that really make Twitter DMs private?

2021 retrospective: Messaging, calling, and communicating

December 28, 2021 / Alex Linton

As 2021 comes to a close, there is no better time to look back at what happened in the messaging space — it’s been a big year after all.

Session stories: Why do you use Session?

October 05, 2021 / Alex Linton

This year, ‘Send it to me on Session’ has become a part of my everyday language. If you’re in the same boat, we want to hear from you!

End-to-end encryption: Secure messengers and messaging

End-to-end encryption: Secure messengers and messaging

April 26, 2021 / Alex Linton

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?

Privacy on trial: How encryption laws and backdoors threaten us all

Privacy on trial: How encryption laws and backdoors threaten us all

December 04, 2020 / Alex Linton

Leaders around the world are advocating for anti-encryption and backdoor laws. Here's why it's never okay to compromise E2EE.

Session for beginners: Your Session starts here

Session for beginners: Your Session starts here

June 19, 2020 / Alex Linton

There have been a lot of reasons for people to suddenly take an interest in private messengers recently. Previously, encrypted messengers were mostly used by tech aficionados — and it shows in the way these apps are designed. But now private messengers are becoming more and more popular. Let’s go through some of the basics …

Android trackers and permissions: Did I say you could do that?

Android trackers and permissions: Did I say you could do that?

June 15, 2020 / Alex Linton

As netizens have become more and more tech-literate over the years, lots of people have developed their own list of ‘scam app’ red flags to look out for. This might be things as simple as poor reviews, poorly written app descriptions, or things just looking plain dodgy. Most people have been around the internet rodeo …

Cost of admission: What info do you give away when signing up for a new private messenger?

Cost of admission: What info do you give away when signing up for a new private messenger?

June 11, 2020 / Alex Linton

Signing up is a critical moment whenever you start using a new service, and sometimes it can feel like signing a deal with the devil — how much are you sacrificing to start sending messages securely? And when you’re making an account on a (supposedly) private messenger, it can feel like this is all defeating …

Session and Australia’s Laws to Circumvent Secure Communications

Session and Australia’s Laws to Circumvent Secure Communications

January 02, 2020 / admin

Governments around the world are seeking backdoors to access encrypted communications. We have kept a close eye on the evolving laws that aim to do this.

Onion routing: Private messaging’s missing link

Onion routing: Private messaging’s missing link

December 26, 2019 / Alex Linton

End-to-end encrypted messaging apps are popping up left and right, but finding the most private and the most secure can feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole.

Centralisation vs decentralisation in private messaging

Centralisation vs decentralisation in private messaging

December 22, 2019 / Alex Linton

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

What can someone do with your phone number?

What can someone do with your phone number?

December 17, 2019 / Alex Linton

Phone numbers are tied to our online identities: we use them as logins and to secure our accounts with SMS two-factor verification. But how secure are they?

Private messaging apps: Who needs a secure messenger — and why?

Private messaging apps: Who needs a secure messenger — and why?

December 14, 2019 / Alex Linton

Private messaging is a great way to protect your right to privacy online. But for some, private messaging isn’t just nice to have — it’s a necessity.

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