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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— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google