TextSecure

Open Whisper Systems

Date Awarded
06/23/14
Amount
$416,000
Grant Period
06/23/14 to 06/22/15
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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To safeguard mobile text communication though a simple, secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user.

While millions of people communicate every day over text messages sent between mobile devices, this is usually not a secure way to transmit information. Additionally, existing solutions for safeguarding mobile text communication require time and effort. TextSecure tackles this problem through a simple secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user. Its Android application has hundreds of thousands of active users. With Knight Foundation funding, the team will continue development of the application and make it available on additional mobile devices.

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Moxie Marlinspike

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