Who'd have thought that Mission Impossible's winged words 'This message will self-destruct in X seconds
' might—literally—become important to many if not all of us? Silent Text
(from Silent Circle
) follows in MI's footsteps in a recent development along the lines The Guardian
's Bruce Schneier is advocating. Long available for iOS
, a version for Android
was launched earlier this week. For obvious reasons, however, recent revelations suggest it would be prudent to be wary of US (and British) products in this field, apart from the fact that intercepted messages remain subject to brute force decryption attempts.
Btw, the IETF 'remake the internet' effort Schneier mentions has been going on for some time: Next version of the web will have resistance to surveillance at its core
PS, the Guardian
article Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security
(link in the sidebar of the article you linked to) is another take on the subject matter of the NYTimes
article MMT3 linked to. It doesn't have restricted access like the NYTimes, and may come in handy for those who already reached their monthly free access limit there.