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New "Surveillance-Proof" App To Secure Communications Has Governments Nervous

Lately, Mike Janke has been getting what he calls the “hairy eyeball” from international government agencies. The 44-year-old former Navy SEAL commando, together with two of the world’s most renowned cryptographers, was always bound to ruffle some high-level feathers with his new project—a surveillance-resistant communications platform that makes complex encryption so simple your grandma can use it.

This week, after more than two years of preparation, the finished product has hit the market. Named Silent Circle, it is in essence a series of applications that can be used on a mobile device to encrypt communications—text messages, plus voice and video calls. Currently, apps for the iPhone and iPad are available, with versions for Windows, Galaxy, Nexus, and Android in the works. An email service is also soon scheduled to launch.


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Is awesome! Once it comes out for android I will downloading it immediately.

how do you like

The Ics operating system?

I love it

It runs smoothly, no complaints. I think Ill always be an android person, something just feels off about iphone to me. I dont like the look, the feel, none of it. I think android will eventually dominate the market, they keep improving and updating all the time, Iphone seems to be in a slump. All the ingenuity Steve Jobs had and his vision left and now we get the same crap - but bigger!

Fuck Iphone

I can' t play embedded videos without crashing.


If you go to the android market

You should download 'boat browser'. The stock browser for ics is pretty weak with videos, so you should try different ones on the market (its free). Boat browser works with most videos, and Skyfire works on damn near all video - BUT, it also crashes every five seconds so you should only use it when you need to watch something andnot to browse. Hope that helps!

Oh, and the youtube app is great too for anything thats embed feom youtube you can use that to view.