Skype adds end-to-end encryption to its messaging app via Private Conversations

Microsoft and Signal have teamed up to make Skype conversations as private as possible. The messaging service will soon benefit from end-to-end encryption, something that its rivals, WhatsApp and Messenger already offer for quite some time.

End-to-end encryption will be available for Skype users in the form of Private Conversations, a new feature that’s now being tested by Skype Insiders. According to Microsoft, the new feature is not supported in groups, so you’ll only be able to use when communicated with one other person. Here is how it works:

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Telegram scores end-to-end encrypted voice-calling, uses emoji for key verification

Popular messaging app Telegram, which is often lauded as one of the more secure messaging platforms out there, has just scored an oft-requested feature that will likely appeal to its numerous fans – voice calls. Well, at least in some parts of the world: the feature is currently out in Western Europe, but the rest of the world will be getting these very soon. 

Similar to Telegram’s messaging philosophy, voice calls also heavily rely on the end-to-end encryption that aims to eliminate man-in-the middle attacks and gets employed in Telegram’s Secret …