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Both Senior Investigative Reporter Walt Kane and Investigative Producer Karin Attonito prefer Signal, which has a reputation for being extremely secure. However, one way Signal ensures security is to require a person’s Signal username be the same as their cell phone number. So if you don’t know either Walt or Karin’s cell number, your best bet is to contact them on Wire @kaneinyourcorner.