Is Encrypted Messaging Entering the Mainstream?

By Javier Espinoza, The Wall Street Journal

As people grow more aware of government and criminal surveillance of their mobile devices and computers, a flurry of companies have recently launched products they say provide fully private communication. The encryption products allow people to text, call, email or browse the Internet without having to worry about a third party intercepting their communication – or so the companies promise.

But will these technologies ever take off in a mass consumer market?

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