Signal and WhatsApp not allowed on Fermilab network

To comply with government records retention requirements, as of Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. CST, Signal and WhatsApp have been blocked on all government-owned equipment and networks. It was also necessary to remove WhatsApp/Signal apps and network traffic from government-owned machines and networks.

In consequence, WhatsApp and Signal should be removed or uninstalled from all government-owned devices (GFEs). For personally owned devices on the Guest network, the workaround for non-Fermilab business use is to use a non-government network like a cellular network.

We are working on creating a Village-residence-only network, which will take several months to deploy once funded. When completed, we will ask whether these apps may be used on this new network.

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