December 9, 2013

CyanogenMod Rolls Out Encrypted Text Messaging by Default

As we continue to read new revelations about the extent of the government's spying on citizens, more people are looking into ways to protect their privacy in emails, texts, and phone calls. You could write all your messages with lemon juice on parchment, but given the realities of the modern world, cryptographic encryption provides the best balance between security and convenience.

Unfortunately, encrypting your messages is still really inconvenient. Users who want to protect their privacy must typically go through a lengthy installation process that is probably explained in technical jargon, and then only send messages to people who are using the same protocol.

But what if secure messaging were built into your phone's underlying...

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