Jun 252021
 
 June 25, 2021  Posted by  Online

Carly Page and Ingrid Lunden report:

Amazon’s cloud services giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is getting into the encrypted messaging business. The company has just announced that it has acquired secure communications service Wickr — a messaging app that has geared itself towards providing services to government and military groups and enterprises. It claims to be the only “collaboration service” that meets security criteria set out by the NSA.

AWS will continue operating Wickr as is, and offer its services to AWS customers, “effective immediately,” notes a blog post from Stephen Schmidt, the VP and CISO for AWS, announcing the news.

Read more on TechCrunch.

Tonya Riley of CyberScoopNews succinctly pointed out an interesting aspect to the acquisition:

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