Signal is widely regarded as one of the most secure messaging apps available, leading many to speculate about when it might be banned in China, which finally happened on Tuesday. Photo: AFP Signal is widely regarded as one of the most secure messaging apps available, leading many to speculate about when it might be banned in China, which finally happened on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Signal is widely regarded as one of the most secure messaging apps available, leading many to speculate about when it might be banned in China, which finally happened on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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China’s Great Firewall ensnares encrypted messaging app Signal, joining Facebook’s WhatsApp, Telegram among banned apps

  • Before being blocked on Tuesday, Signal was the last major foreign messaging app that was still accessible in mainland China without a VPN
  • The privacy-focused encrypted messaging app has seen growing popularity in China over the last year, but installs lag far behind those of competing services

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Signal is widely regarded as one of the most secure messaging apps available, leading many to speculate about when it might be banned in China, which finally happened on Tuesday. Photo: AFP Signal is widely regarded as one of the most secure messaging apps available, leading many to speculate about when it might be banned in China, which finally happened on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Signal is widely regarded as one of the most secure messaging apps available, leading many to speculate about when it might be banned in China, which finally happened on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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