FBI demands Signal user data, but there’s not much to hand over
Signal parent company Open Whisper Systems hired ACLU, which helped fight gag order.
Seriously, everybody should switch toSignal app.
All Signal messages and voice calls are end-to-end encrypted using the Signal Protocol. However, unlike other messaging apps, OWS makes a point of not keeping any data, encrypted or otherwise, about its users. (WhatsApp, by contrast, keeps encrypted messages on its own servers—this allows for message history to be restored when users set up a new device.).
"The only information responsive to the subpoena held by OWS is the time of account creation and the date of the last connection to Signal servers." So… even though forced to comply… there's not much they can even give the government even when forced to do so. Again… everybody should start using Signal.