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US subpoena tests privacy promise of encrypted messaging app

PARIS (AP) — The company responsible for spreading top-of-the-line message encryption across the internet has had a first legal skirmish with the U.S. government. Open Whisper Systems — whose Signal app pioneered the end-to-end encryption technique now used by a swath of messaging services — was subpoenaed for information about one of its users earlier this year, according to legal correspondence released Tuesday.
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