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China has blocked encrypted messaging app Signal? Here’s why people are doubting

Dais Newsfeed | 18/03/2021 08:42 AM | Click to read full article

Signal allows messages to be sent with 'end-to-end encryption', which blocks anyone but the sender and receiver from reading the contents. The app has soared in popularity in recent months as fears have grown over data harvesting from large internet companies.

Users of the app in Beijing and other Chinese cities said that they were unable to send messages on the platform from Monday evening and could only access the app while using a virtual private network, which masks one's location.