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There is a new version of Signal out for iOS, that now includes the TextSecure messaging protocol. This means there finally is a free, open source, messaging system that allows users on both Android and iPhone to exchange messages securely (and also make secure phone calls, by the way). This is a big deal, and I am really happy about it. What I am really upset about though is the horrible user interface of Signal on iOS.

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After Apple released a document last month describing iOS security in detail for the first time, a lively discussion about iMessage security ensued on Hacker News. The main criticism: users so not need to (cannot even) verify the authenticity of the public keys used to encrypt the messages. Instead users need to trust Apple to give them the right keys, and not to sneak an extra key in that would allow Apple (or the NSA) to eavesdrop on your messages. But is this criticism fair?

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