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US subpoena tests privacy promise of encrypted messaging app

Open Whisper Systems — whose Signal app pioneered the end-to-end encryption technique now used by a swathe of messaging services — was subpoenaed for information about one of its users earlier this year, according to legal correspondence released Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union, which represented Open Whisper Systems, says the company didn't produce the user's name, address, call logs or other details requested by the government.
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