Secure messaging app Signal is coming to Chrome

Snowden's preferred messaging app comes to the desktop as an open beta

Open Whisper Systems announced Wednesday that it is bringing its encrypted open-source messaging app to the desktop. The Signal app enables users to communicate privately via its end-to-end encryption scheme and the same protections are being extended to the new beta Chrome application. What's more, the desktop and Android mobile apps can be linked so that they share a single logon. The company is currently working on adding the same functionality to the mobile iOS app, though there's no word yet on when that will be ready.