Take that, NSA! CyanogenMod 10.1 adds encrypted messaging on the system level
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 27, 2013, 3:17 AM
Now in light of the NSA snooping scandal, the CM team is taking things one step further, and introducing an encrypted text messages option with the newest CyanogenMod 10.1.
The PushSMS encryption is seamless and done at the system level, so popular 3rd party apps will benefit too - currently testing it with GoSMS, for instance. Thus, when the project is complete, two CM 10.1 phones will be able to exchange encrypted text messages that even the NSA's servers can't break down.
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This will be good and bad
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 3:30 AM 4
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What can be bad about this?
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 4:08 AM 4
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I'm sure in Jalalabad there is a member of Al Queda installing CM 10.1 right now on his Galaxy S4 Nexus Experience while huddling in a cave with his terrorist friends and their camels who are running on treadmills to keep their generators online. I'd rather take my chances with the terrorists 'sploding me than the White House, NSA, CIA, OFA, etc spying on me constantly.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 11:29 AM 4
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Lol you make it sound like your some rogue 007 agent. The government could care less into looking at your stuff. PRISM just allows them to peak if their is suspicion that you are some type of national security threat. Dont get me wrong im not excited about the program but on the other hand I want the government to have tools to stay on the offensive against terrorism.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 12:49 PM 0
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It is the principle behind all of this that I am opposed to. Honestly the majority of our government couldn't find a hooker in a whorehouse let alone someone who wanted to cover their tracks. The Boston Bombers, the guy who shot the Senator from Arizona, Sandy Hook, etc. That being said it is a slippery slope when we give up just a few rights to protect us against "evildoers". Pretty soon you have to give up more, and more until you wake up and you have no freedom at all. The country does not need more internal surveillance. It needs commonsense approaches that will never get approved because our govt. does not ever do anything that is commonsense. Totally secure both borders, PROFILE the sh*t out of people coming in from other countries especially if they are from know terrorist aiding countries, and get the TSA out of our airports and replace them with people that actually know how to do their jobs and are overseen on a local level as any large organization is going to have major quality control issues.
posted on Jun 28, 2013, 12:09 PM 0
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First off, Couldn't care less*. Couldn't care less means it is not possible to care less. Could care less means that they obviously care some, because it is possible to care less. Have you ever read 1984? It wouldn't become that way overnight. You lack foresight. What happens when the DO decide to use it for domestic uses? What happens when they start using it for misdemeanors? What happens when they start using it for people that don't think like they do? Where do you draw the line? As a famous Ben Franklin once said: " A man who gives up his freedom for a little bit of security gains neither and deserves neither.
posted on Nov 11, 2013, 3:28 PM 0
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CyanogenMod is awesome. I don´t understand why Samsung or Sony hires them for optimizing their software.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 6:05 AM 0
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This is a good move but the NSA will still find a way to decrypt the data because the PRISM program is just the start
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 7:03 AM 1
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NSA logged your response. :)
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 1:09 PM 0
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