CyanogenMod to include text encryption feature


If you’re starting to get a little paranoid in light of the NSA scandal and want to protect yourself from being spied on, the folks at Cyanogen Inc. have revealed that starting with the nightly build of CyanogenMod 10.2, SMS and MMS messages sent will be encrypted using the TextSecure protocol.

In July, Koush announced that CyanogenMod would be seeing integrated, system-wide secure messaging integration with compatibility with TextSecure. For those unfamiliar, TextSecure is an open-source cross-platform (iOS and Android) client that encrypts your SMS messages both locally, and over the air when sending to other TextSecure users. The application is maintained by Open WhisperSystems, and lead engineer Moxie Marlinspike.

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