Bitmessage's NSA-Proof E-Mail

Peer-to-peer software Bitmessage provides cover from prying eyes
Photograph by Gallery Stock

Revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program of the e-mails and phone records of Americans have been a boon to makers of commercial encryption programs such as Hushmail and Silent Circle. Yet unless customers bother to read these programs’ service agreements, they may not realize these companies—just like tech giants Google and Yahoo!—honor requests for customer data made by governments and courts in cases involving potential security threats.

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