Two programmers and two Navy Seals walk into a bar...

And they form a company to encrypt your email, phone calls, VoIP and text messages.

From the inventors of PGP and the Zfone/ZRTP secure VoIP standard, they offer this for $20. Would you be willing to pay for privacy?

I wonder how it works. Does the recipient also need their software in order to get you communication?

I reckon that will be a yes. Encryption has to be end-to-end to be effective.

Lucan wrote:
I reckon that will be a yes. Encryption has to be end-to-end to be effective.


That is probably the Circle part of Silent Circle.

Well, they might just use PGP for email, but it seems like the other stuff would be likely to require specific clients.