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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus