Liz Gannes

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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.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald