Silent Circle’s latest app democratizes encryption. Governments won’t be happy. | Slate


Why make it easy for them?

The Grey Enigma

By Ryan Gallagher|Posted Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 12:21 PM ET

Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds.  For the past few months, some of the world’s leading cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about a pioneering new invention. Today, they’ve decided it’s time to tell all.

Back in October, the startup tech firm Silent Circle ruffled governments’ feathers with a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app to allow people to make secure phone calls and send texts easily. Now, the company is pushing things even further—with a groundbreaking encrypted data transfer app that will enable people to send files securely from a smartphone or tablet at the touch of a button…. via Slate Magazine.

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