Dec 122014
 December 12, 2014  Posted by  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.


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 won’t use Voice Cypher.

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