Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Post #2: the app designed to be 'NSA-proof'

In just 36 hours, users contributed $100,000 to fund an app designed to get around state spy agencies like the US National Security Agency (NSA). Swedish tech entrepreneurs, including Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, successfully crowdfunded the planned iOS and Android app named, Swedish for "secret".

The creators claim, "We're building a message app where no one can listen in, not even us". The project seeks to provide an alternative to services offered by major tech companies, which they say "have been forced to open up their systems and hound out information about their users".

According to the website, the app will be free to download, but users will have to pay to unlock certain features. A release date has not yet been set.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this Village Whisperer. I will definitely try this out when it's ready. It'll be a nice alternative to all those government lackeys named facebook, google, apple, etc.