July 10, 2013
Pirate Bay founder creating surveillance-free messaging app
Looking to develop a way to block the government and private companies from monitoring people's messages, Peter Sunde is working on an app called Hemlis "where no one can spy on you, not even us." C/Net reports.
In the wake of people learning about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, it's become clear that phone records and text messages are not entirely private.
The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde and a couple of app developer are working on creating a messaging app that is spy-proof, according to GigaOM.
Naming it Hemlis, which is Swedish for secret, the iPhone and Android app is based on end-to-end encryption that allows only users and whoever they're messaging to read the conversation. Also, Sunde doesn't plan to use ads on the app or sell user data to advertisers.
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