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Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds

The Threat of Silence
Meet the groundbreaking new encryption app set to revolutionize privacy and freak out the feds.

By Ryan Gallagher|Posted Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 12:21 PM ET
Mike Janke.
Silent Circle CEO Mike Janke

Courtesy of Silent Circle

For the past few months, some of the world’s leading cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about a pioneering new invention. Today, they’ve decided it’s time to tell all.

Back in October, the startup tech firm Silent Circle ruffled governments’ feathers with a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app to allow people to make secure phone calls and send texts easily. Now, the company is pushing things even further—with a groundbreaking encrypted data transfer app that will enable people to send files securely from a smartphone or tablet at the touch of a button. (For now, it’s just being released for iPhones and iPads, though Android versions should come soon.) That means photographs, videos, spreadsheets, you name it—sent scrambled from one person to another in a matter of seconds.

“This has never been done before,” boasts Mike Janke, Silent Circle’s CEO. “It’s going to revolutionize the ease of privacy and security.”

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Privacy in the XXI is a mith..

Learn to live with that idea.

Don't be depressed about it because technology is available to everyone. Everyone can play big brother..

www.youtube.com/truefictions

I try to change people every day. Do You?

Don't believe the hype

You have no privacy with your cell phone. Tracking with cell towers and gps is done all the time. Even if you encrypt transmission of everything, it gets unencrypted at some point on your phone. Your phone has applications that can do literally anything without your permission. If you use Android, check out the permissions of "drm content". It can take pictures, record video, send sms/mms, read your browser history, make phone calls, read calendar events, and read your contacts. That application can't be turned off and can't be uninstalled. Unless you have complete control of the phone's operating system, you cannot do anything to ensure privacy. it doesn't matter what application you install.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Excusive me if I don't believe your word for it

what are some of your credentials in this area that would lend credibility to what you say? Are you a phone engineer? An android programmer? Any diplomas in this field you can provide? Work experience?

How about you?

Any of those things you asked him relate to you? Why should anyone believe this is true?

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

No, I have very little expertiese in this area

but I put my trust into people who developed the technology judging them by their past performance and past performance indicates the technology they are experts in works and does so very well. So well in fact that in the UK and Australia they were forced to pass laws where they can throw you in jail if you don't obey and disclose a passphrase.

This alone wouldn't mean much if they also didn't disclose the code they say they developed so people can peer review it. And it's this peer review that I'm going to trust 100%.

Umm Hmmm..

Translatiion... You don't know jack either. Putting trust in people is a very smart thing to do huh. How has that worked out for you so far..

They released the code? That should make it extra safe now. :)

Edit: Here's a little education on trusting companies..

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/fbi-surveillance...

http://it.slashdot.org/story/12/05/28/1454222/backdoor-found...

http://www.zdnet.com/former-pentagon-analyst-china-has-backd...

I think some 20 years ago I was witness to a senate hearing/push for backdoors written into crypto programs that would have given the government access to your most private information. The story vanished from mainstream media very shortly after and my bet is, they realized what they were about to let on to the public and hushed it. It no doubt went to private sessions.

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Once they release the code

(I don't know if they did already or not) and it's peer reviewed and the community says the code is secure I will trust it 100%.

It's what I do with PGP right now, it's what I do with Tor right now, it's what I do with TrueCrypt right now, it's what I do with Bitcoin right now. More importantly it's what people selling drugs on Silk Road do and why after 2 years of operating they're still free and alive.

Peer review is the best tool that we have when it comes to trust. Well either that or you live in a hole somewhere in a forest without internet or any other form of communication with the outside world.

"Well either that or you live in a hole somewhere in a forest

without internet or any other form of communication with the outside world."

Well since you admitted you know nothing about any of what you're talking about and yet you're still going on about what's right and what's possible I'll just conclude you're a moron but I'll leave you with this..

There are multiple low-tech maneuvers that could and do defeat all that I listed and more. Very simple things people can do, if followed, will give them a huge amount of anonymity. You want to pretend otherwise by your "woods" statement so I'll let you and people like you figure it out on your own. With SOPA coming out, we'll see how long you internet geniuses last through TOR and modern Crypto. Trust away 100%. I think it's more like denial 100% but to each his own. :)

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the carriers will still have

the carriers will still have your gps positioning, but this guarantees that your communication is kept private. the encryption/decryption is done at the application layer, and there's no reason why the carrier would have access to your keys. is it possible for the carrier/apple to leave a backdoor to access the contents of your phone? sure, but i would be surprised if no one has caught it yet.

Great solution

Could protect the communications of aggressive prosecutors of government corruption