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

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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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