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Inside Discord’s Security Overhaul

Popular communications tool tweaks settings to court everyday users

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In an April 2020 report on the security and privacy of 15 video calling apps, the Mozilla Foundation gave failing grades to three apps: Doxy, Houseparty, and Discord. I was one of the journalists who worked with the foundation to break the story.




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Thomas Smith

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Co-Founder & CEO of Gado Images. I write, speak & consult about tech, food, privacy, AI & photography. or

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