Anti-Spy Text Messaging App to Be ReleasedAdded: Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Peter Sunde, the co-founder of the most famous torrent tracker The Pirate Bay, is going to create an easy-to-use secure mobile messaging app and service for both iOS and Android. The app will help to keep government prying eyes at bay.
Peter Sunde borrowed the Swedish word Heml.is for “secret” to name the app. The developer wants to make sure it lives up to its name, and this is why end-to-end encryption was employed to help the users’ communication remain safe from any third party surveillance. It looks like Peter was inspired to develop such an application because of the recent revelations in the media related to the monitoring and surveillance practices of the American and British governments.
In the meantime, the ex-spokesperson of The Pirate Bay further explained the idea of the application in a video, mentioning the scandal which recently made the headlines (PRISM) – a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program which hacked into major Internet companies’ information and accessed people’s emails and documents.
The designers of Heml.is claim they love the worldwide web, social networks and the power it provided for sharing and social connections. However, they don’t like the fact that private communication has turned into an open stream for corporations and governments to spy on.
The app set a goal of $100,000 for crowdfunding. At the moment, the donation counter confirmed that it’s halfway there with over $50,000. People who make donations will be able to access the extended features of the app like sending image messages and other stuff. In addition, pre-registration of username will let people register their usernames prior to app release. Peter Sunder is going to offer the app’s basic functionality for free, but charge for extra features.
July 12th,2013Posted by:
Friday, July 12th, 2013
|Thank you Mr.Sunde we need more people like you and Edward.|
|If it can be encrypted, it can be decrypted. Sensationalism in the media is gonna reel in some suckers.|
|We want Mr Sunde as prime minister and edward as deputy, lets all stuff these toffee nosed idiot governments and show them that they are our servants ie:PUBLIC i hate the lies they spew out daily,god they must think we are dumb.|
|posted by (2013-07-13 12:58:58)|
|False sense of security,Government have more money and time.|
|posted by (2013-07-15 14:25:24)|
|@ancientwolfgr, so true. Alleged "encrypted" apps give a false sense of security. If you are on the radar screen of your government, and they want it badly enough, it is highly likely that they can decrypt any app's encryption through reverse engineering, brute force attack and capturing all of the data packets. For the vast majority of people, the government will not bother, and you will just be among the huge mass of data collected. Plus, with a new GPU-based computer, super-computing is far easier and more powerful than ever. IMO, the most secure communication is an encrypted VPN service, through which your VOIP and texts are sent. However, on the other hand, any encryption is probably better than no encryption . . .|
|this honestly would not work. when you use your phone the cell provider saves everything you do. you can request the transcript of your last months bill which has all numbers and everything you said on your phone. so what is an app going to do. and yes for the 4th poster the governments have more money and better tech geniuses so this app wont last a month before its obsolete. there is nothing we can do about it. even a land line phone is transcribed. thats in the small print if you never read your contract.|
|"this honestly would not work. when you use your phone the cell provider saves everything you do. you can request the transcript of your last months bill which has all numbers and everything you said on your phone. so what is an app going to do. and yes for the 4th poster the governments have more money and better tech geniuses so this app wont last a month before its obsolete. there is nothing we can do about it. even a land line phone is transcribed. thats in the small print if you never read your contract."|
You can't encrypt text messages on the internet because of the massive corporate surveilance state that puts all of your phone calls into transcripts?
can you please try making some sense, this will work or a smart guy like peter sunde wouldnt bother investing so much time effort and money into it, why would one of tpbs crew members bother if it wouldnt work? wtf?
It is amazing how many people these days just sit back and say, things like this, "it wont matter, you cant change things, it wont work," "we cant do anything about it"
No actually we can do things about it, we are the government, we are the majority and we have more geniuses on our side then the criminal organizations that call themselves governments ever will, stop being such a doubt filled wimp ass pussy and stand up and grow a pair, its pathetic. GROW A PAIR!! it's the people that believe they can do something about it that do something and change things, all of humanities good things in society came not because the people said we can't the good things came to be because the people said WE CAN!!!
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