Privacy boom brings digital paranoia into the open
By Richard Waters
The growing interest in secrecy should serve as a wake-up call
There seems to be a booming market in paranoia. The Blackphone, which went on sale in the US this week, is purpose-built for the post-Snowden era: it encrypts all of a user’s data and comes preloaded with apps designed with secrecy in mind to block “information leakage”.
Then there is Wickr, a messaging system that boasts far more robust encryption than that available on other widely used services.
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