Jan 262014
 
 January 26, 2014  Business, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

John Leyden reports:

A security startup founded by a former NSA bod has launched an encrypted email and privacy service, aimed initially at ordinary folks.

The ongoing revelations of PRISM and other US-led internet dragnets, fueled by leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden, may render the premise of upstart Virtru laughable. However, that would be unfair to Virtru, which is trying to make encryption and decryption of email, plus the revocation of messages and other privacy controls, easy to use.

Its execs told El Reg that Virtru aims to do for secure email what Dropbox has done for sync-and-share.

Read more on The Register.

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