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  1. Shields Up: Using Signal Without Giving Your Phone Number

    By Martin Shelton

    Posted on

    Encrypted messaging apps like Signal, as well as WhatsApp and Viber, use your phone number as your main username. This means that if I want to chat with someone on these apps, I have to give them my phone number. But we may have many reasons—both practical and principled—not to share our number with someone. These digits are personal.

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