Signal Users' 'Disappearing Messages' Are Saved Indefinitely On macOS

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Christopher1

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LPERREAULT21, the fact is that this is just a design oversight. Every so often notifications if old should be 'purged' and the OS just was not doing it here.
 

hellwig

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So why are your encrypted messages being sent unencrypted to the OS for inclusion in a notification application? Doesn't that essentially defeat the entire purpose? Sounds like an issue governments could easily exploit. Rather than force Signal to abandon end-to-end encryption, why not just force Apple to install a Notification spy?

And if you think I'm crazy, forcing companies to store plain-text copies of data has already been proposed by some governments: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/21/indias_proposed_rules_on_encryption/
 

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Hellwig, I see it similarly to you. Apple were already listed as a 1st tier partner in PRISM since 2012. The likelihood of backdoors to higher level national security (NSA etc) interests is almost guaranteed whether they know about it or not. Its a matter of justification. Nat. Sec. will use it if it justifies the bad rap they would get, or if they know nobody will notice. Backdoors are bad for everyone, as it only takes 1 other to find them and they would be inherently untraceable in their attack.

https://www.cultofmac.com/230358/everything-you-need-to-know-about-apple-and-prism/
 
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