Dec 122014
 
 December 12, 2014  Business, Surveillance

Joshua Brustein reports:

Verizon is the latest big company to enter the post-Snowden market for secure communication, and it’s doing so with an encryption standard that comes with a way for law enforcement to access ostensibly secure phone conversations.

Verizon Voice Cypher, the product introduced on Thursday with the encryption company Cellcrypt, offers business and government customers end-to-end encryption for voice calls on iOS, Android, or BlackBerry devices equipped with a special app.

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Cellcrypt and Verizon both say that law enforcement agencies will be able to access communications that take place over Voice Cypher, so long as they’re able to prove that there’s a legitimate law enforcement reason for doing so.

Read more on Bloomberg Businessweek.

So it’s not really secure. Okay, thanks for the warning and I suspect most readers of PogoWasRight.org won’t use Voice Cypher.

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