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Plans for end-to-end encryption are being discussed by Facebook, Google, Snapchat and WhatsApp. The proposals, discussed on Neurogadget and The Guardian, would entail expanding the use of encryption for user data, in a move that is likely to cause further upset to governments and agencies. However implementation is expected to be hampered by a reliance on access to customer data for personalisation of advertising, so it is quite possible that we will see the emergence of new encryption techniques, perhaps encrypted data packaged with meta data for advertising platforms.
The Signal desktop messenger app by Open Whisper Systems has come out of invite-only beta development and is now available for anyone to download. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols. It uses the Axolotl protocol for performance, strength, and reliability. Signal uses End-to-End Encryption and their server never has access to any of your communications and never stores any of your data. Signal is fully compatible with TextSecure and RedPhone for Android. Signal is Free and Open Source and available to download for iOS and Android.