How do you bring crypto to 600 million people?19 Nov 2014
Have you missed the news? Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users.
And their crypto was implemented by the fine Whisper Systems team. Note: I talked to Fred Jacobs, from Whisper Systems, a couple of months ago, if you want background.
We've partnered with WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption for WhatsApp users by default: https://t.co/d8x5ROGXCy— Open Whisper Systems (@whispersystems) November 18, 2014
You know how you get 600 million people to encrypt their communications end-to-end? Do it by default & don't require any configuration. Boom— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) November 18, 2014
Wow. The WhatsApp Android client has been quietly using TextSecure end-to-end encryption. https://t.co/lUT4uHnmLv— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) November 18, 2014
Meanwhile, the USA Freedom Act, bound to limit NSA surveillance, just died in front of the US Senate.