Your private communications don´t need to be.
Wickr is a free app that provides: military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages ·sender-based control over who can read messages, where and for how long ·best available privacy, anonymity and secure file shredding features ·security that is simple to use
“There is no reason your pictures, videos and communications should be available on some server, where it can easily be accessed by who-knows-who, or what service, without any control over what people do with it.”
Wickr’s mission is to provide secure communications that Leave No Trace.
People are being tracked online and their data is being sold in ways they do not understand by numerous governments and corporations.
Wickr flips messaging on its head, giving control to the sender instead of the receiver (or servers in between).
After all, who doesn’t want control of the messages and media they share with others? Security has never been so easy!
Phi Beta Iota: Nothing is ever easy and free apps with such claims must be validated. Sadly, the US Government has refused to be serious about cyber-security since we sounded the alarm in 1994, and NSA as wedll as NIST have demonstrated that they a) lack deep knowledge and b) cannot be trusted. Never-the-less, this is a promising initiative, especially for peacekeeping forces that cannot get the C4I they need from the US and NATO militaries, and absolutely require encrypted communications in the field and between field and Headquarters.