Anti-snooping message software gets Android release
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Startup Wickr on Monday released snoop-thwarting messaging software tailored for Android-powered smartphone or tablets, following last year's release of the program for Apple devices.
"Wickr not only offers the most secure form of correspondence but also helps protect our users' contacts as we anonymise this information before it leaves the senders phone," said startup co-founder Robert Statica.
"Wickr does not collect any personally identifiable information on users nor can we read any messages or contents sent through Wickr, therefore, no criminal or rogue government can take them from us." Wickr has not released details on numbers of users, but reported seeing "exponential growth" since releasing a free version for Apple mobile devices in June of last year.
The free version of Wickr that debuted on Monday was tailored for devices running on Google's Android mobile platform that dominates the smartphone market.