Wednesday, 10 July 2013
After Snowden. A secrecy App, spy-proof, now being funded. Great Business thinking.
NSA Whstleblower Edward Snowden says he doesn't want to live anywhere, where his life is recorded.
The spying issue is of course about privacy (and far more) but re-enforces the need for security in transactions online - whether by email, text, phone, social media.
Not just as ordinary citizens but clearly, as businesses. A breach of business security could of course, cost millions nevermind the Government knowing what you're up to.
Consequently, a very smart move by Peter Sunde, a founder of 'Pirate Bay' to start thinking of a "bullet proof" App which would allow total secrecy in conversations. Called heml.is (he's Swedish) it's a messaging platform that no one can spy on (https://heml.is/)
It's being crowd funded at the moment looking to get 100k usd for development. And frankly, it's inspired.
There's a huge market for secrecy now following the Snowden revelations and no more so then for business, who will pay a premium for it.
Every cloud and all that.
Somebody is thinking all the time.