Grand Jury Requests Signal User Data And Essentially Receives Nothing

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The secure messaging platform Signal has been well known for being one of the most secure communication mediums. In the past, we explained why Signal was found superior to similar software. On October 4, 2016, Open Whisper Systems (OWS) provided information that speaks to that effect.

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On WhisperSystems.org, the group published a federal grand jury subpoena that required information on two Signal users. Signal, as the group described, was designed to protect users from this specific occurrence.

The Subpoena:

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The subpoena requires information on two suspects in a federal criminal investigation. Both names have been redacted in the released documents. The subpoena further requires a gag order, preventing OWS from releasing any information to the public. According to the subpoena, release of any such information could potentially impact the case.

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OWS, being represented by the ACLU, responded to the FBI agent. As one might expect, OWS explained to the FBI that they did not have the data being requested. The only Signal data stored is the date and

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