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Big Brother: Recent subpoena response reveals exactly how much data Signal collects about you

Big Brother: Recent subpoena response reveals exactly how much data Signal collects about you

Encrypted messenger service Signal has been growing in popularity, thanks to Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s upcoming changes to its terms of service, but the non-profit organisation behind the company doesn’t want its service to be known only as a WhatsApp alternative. In a display of its private-by-design approach, the service has now revealed exactly how much (or how little) data it collects about its users.

On Wednesday, Signal stated that the service had received its second legal request for data about its users from a grand jury, and stated that it had very little information to offer. A subpoena is a legal process of summoning the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court. Just like the previous instance in 2016, Signal says was only able to provide the timestamp (in milliseconds) for when a user account was created and the date that the account last connected to the Signal service. Signal publishes these details on a section of its website aptly titled ‘Big Brother’.

News Source: Hindustan times

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