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.

Copyright: The Financial Times Limited 2014.

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