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“Godfather of Encryption” Introduces Smartphone Service

MOBILE PRIVACY

February 8, 2013

The New York Times reports on the release of a new technology that provides encryption for smartphone users. Phil Zimmermann, “widely considered the godfather of encryption software,” has introduced Silent Circle, which allows users to make encrypted phone calls, send encrypted texts and conduct videoconferencing. Zimmermann’s company has planted its servers in Canada, known to have stronger privacy laws than the U.S. or the EU, the report states. The company has said it will not cooperate with law enforcement requests for data. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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