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|Subject: Things gov't doesn't want you to have||Date: 10/10/2012 1:40 PM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 648106 of 757602|
What Janke and colleague Vic Hyder came up with was an App called "Silent Circle," which encrypts iPhone data to a military-grade level.
In light of continuing, unwarranted wiretapping and continuous high-level implications that the National Security Agency screens all (all, as in, every single one) domestic transmissions, the founders and designers of Silent Circle may end up on the bad side of the government, in front of Congress, or worse, subpoenaed in the case of companies like Google and Facebook.
Cofounder Phil Zimmermann, who released PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) tool in 1991, is no stranger to the bad side of government attention, and said two aspect of Silent Circle insulate the company from government ire.
Any data that leaves the iPhone leaves as total, military grade gobbledy gook, until it reaches another subscriber, in which case it is unscrambled.
Ahhh, but what about the encryption key? A new one is created and erased for every transmission, making each transmission completely, and perpetually indecipherable.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/silent-circle-app-2012-10#ixz...
We'll see how long before the clout of the gov't tries to shut this down. It's 20 bucks a month to use the app.
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