Android gets anti-snoop messaging software

Johannesburg, Sept. 18 (ANI): Start-up Wickr has reportedly unveiled its anti-snoop messaging software for Android-powered smartphones and tablets, after releasing it for Apple devices last year.

Wickr co-founder Robert Statica said that the company not only offers the most secure form of correspondence but also helps protect users' contacts as they anonymise this information before it leaves the senders phone.

He further said that the Wickr does not collect any personally identifiable information on users nor can they read any messages or contents sent through Wickr, therefore, no criminal or rogue government can take them from them, News24 reports.

This comes amidst the growing debate about privacy and national security sparked by the revelations of Edward Snowden who declassified the US government's alleged snoop-op, in which users' web and phone data were intercepted for government consumption.

Statica said that the release of Wickr Android for public beta comes at an important moment in history as this right to privacy is challenged by governments, corporations, starfish organisations and lone criminals throughout the world.

The report said that Wickr was fielded as a more secure option to messaging platforms at online venues such as Skype, Facebook, SnapChat. (ANI)

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