Take that, NSA! CyanogenMod 10.1 adds encrypted messaging on the system level

Take that, NSA! CyanogenMod 10.1 adds encrypted messaging on the system level
Rememeber CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik's Incognito mode for the Anroid ROM franchise? It blocks all 3rd party apps' access to your call logs, text messages and so on, unless you specifically permit them, and is now integrated in the nightly builds.

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.

source: CM (G+) via AndroidAuthority

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16 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This will be good and bad

2. night_elf

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

What can be bad about this?

3. taikucing unregistered

bad for android hater

6. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

bad bcoz terorist would be able to benefit from this, idiot!

8. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

They is always an advantage and disadvantage for everything

9. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

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.

10. kinnizle

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

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.

13. night_elf

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

just as they prevent boston?! Come on get real, thats just an illusion to make you feel save, the !!!ONLY!!! reason behind that is having controle over the sheep.

14. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

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.

15. kikonman

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

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.

11. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

"terorist" can already send encrypted messages between themselves, you idiot!!

4. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

CyanogenMod is awesome. I don´t understand why Samsung or Sony hires them for optimizing their software.

7. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Samsung did hire them. But now they're no longer employed by any OEM

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

12. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

NSA logged your response. :)

16. kikonman

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

The NSA can log my response too. Ahem... Suck my huge, long, slimey green donkey dong. Thank you

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