Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Just the though of terrorist cells active in the country sends shudders down the spine! You will be shocked to know that to what extent terrorist operative groups go to evade surveillance of their communication by investigative agencies in the country.
According to The Economic Times, terrorists are using the method adopted by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden's method to evade surveillance.
Like Snowden, suspected terrorists relied on the Signal app to communicate with their contacts, as Snowden did once he left the US with classified information related to global surveillance programmes of the National Security Agency.
Since WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are strictly monitored by security agencies, terrorist groups keep looking out for less popular encrypted applications like Telegram, Signal or even get into developing secret communication applications
Signal is Open Whisper Systems’ Signal messaging app. It works on Android operating systems and can be used on a mobile device or desktopp. Every conversation is encrypted from end to end and there are no ads to bother you. It doesn’t support logins from iOS devices.
You can send text, audio, images and video as with most other apps, but the desktop app still needs some work. There’s no way to create a group – you’ll need your Android app to do that.