Celebrate pissed somebody off.
Say what you will about signal but Moxie knows how to make a drop.
@thegibson I shall do so. I need to ask him when the next time he's doing a New York Skate through downtown SF will be.
@thegibson "By a truly unbelievable coincidence, I was recently out for a walk when I saw a small package fall off a truck ahead of me."
Unless it is just an idle threat. They could claim that they are deploying it on random installs of signal; and celibrite then needs to somehow prove, for EVERY instance their tools are used in a criminal case, that there was never any tampering of reports.
Effectively, the threat itself could be a viable attack against celibrite
@rgegriff @thegibson My biggest gripe with this: What I installed on my phone was billed as a secure messenger, not an exploit payload distribution tool that might randomly recruite my phone to crack other devices. Who knows what situation I will be in when it triggers?
Highly unrealistic hypothetical example: "So... you are traveling to a computer conference and your phone we just randomly 'checked' froze our spying device? You are not boarding that flight, mister."
@TheGibson it can be argued that signal is protecting their userbase by adding a file that deletes the signal database from the cellebrite extracted files using random vulnerabilities in cellebrite software.
I have no idea about the legality of this tbh.
@TheGibson idk, I don’t personally see an issue with distributing innocuous files that just mess with snooping. Maybe an opt out, but tbh I *want* them to put whatever that is on my device, and I don’t even regularly use signal
@TheGibson I have my complaints about Signal, but damn this is some great stuff haha Props where it's due
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.