Liz Gannes

Recent Posts by Liz Gannes

Twitter Buys Security Hacker’s Android Start-Up

Twitter has acquired Whisper Systems, a small mobile security start-up, for its “technology and expertise,” according to the Whisper Systems blog (via The Next Web).

The company was founded last year by security hacker Moxie Marlinspike (pictured) and robotics researcher Stuart Anderson. It offered software for Android phones that secured user data, created firewalls and encrypted calls and texts.

Whisper said its products would “live on” post-acquisition but would be taken offline for the moment.


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work