” 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. (For now, it’s just being released for iPhones and iPads, though Android versions should come soon.) That means photographs, videos, spreadsheets, you name it—sent scrambled from one person to another in a matter of seconds.
“This has never been done before,” boasts Mike Janke, Silent Circle’s CEO. “It’s going to revolutionize the ease of privacy and security.”
Just in time for the revolution … truly secure comms
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- Silent Circle’s encryption app could revolutionize mobile privacy, if Uncle Sam lets it (engadget.com)
- Silent Circle’s latest app democratizes encryption. (slate.com)
- Encryption That Will Freak Out the Feds (economicpolicyjournal.com)
- Celebrities turn to encryption to keep phones private (newscientist.com)
- 2013 Prediction – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mobile World (veracode.com)