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What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

The "below the belt selfie" media circus surrounding Jeff Bezos has made encrypted communications top of mind among nervous executive handlers.

Meet Shuttle, the company that’s building a booking agent for spaceflight

Avery Haskell says he first knew he wanted to be an astronaut ever since he was a boy growing up in Houston near NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The 24-year-old Stanford graduate who counts Stephen

Wickr teams up with Psiphon to ensure your packets arrive safely no matter where you are

Encrypted collaboration app Wickr has added a feather to its cap with a partnership with Psiphon, provider of smart VPN tools. Wickr will use Psiphon's tech to guarantee your packets get where they ne

Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11-year-old did it

It’s time to talk about election security. Over the weekend at Def Con, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas to discuss some of the latest and greatest (or scariest) trends in the wild worl

DNC launches tech marketplace for Democratic candidates

The Democratic National Committee is trying to help Democrats regain the pole position as the tech-savviest political party in the U.S. After getting Trumped in the 2016 election (pwned on security, d

Secure communications service Wickr is rolling out new free features

Wickr, the secure communications service, is bringing new features to its free users. Already available to paying Wickr customers, users of Wickr’s “Me” service will also now be able

Lessons learned from the Russian hacking scandal and our ‘cyber’ election

Information security -- or what is commonly referred to as "cyber" -- has dominated the narrative in this week’s hearings on Capitol Hill about the Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Despit

Encrypted chat app Wickr opens code for public review

Security researchers have wanted a peek at Wickr’s code since the secure messaging app launched in 2012, and now they’re finally getting that chance. Wickr is publishing its code for Wick

Wickr Foundation invests in Whistler, an app dedicated to helping activists and citizen reporters

Earlier today at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to private communication and uncensored information, announced its first investment in a new secure co

Encrypted Chat App Wickr Creates New Non-Profit Arm, Nico Sell Steps Down As CEO To Lead It

Some big changes ahead for Wickr, the messaging app that emerged in the wake of the NSA private data leaks to offer consumers an encrypted, more secure alternative to mainstream services like Faceb

Secure Messaging App Wickr Adds 22 Languages To Give More People A Private Voice

Wickr, one of the wave of secure messaging apps that have risen to prominence in the last year as people question how private their data and communications really are these days (even among “p

Secure Messaging App Wickr Raises $30 Million Series B

Self-destructing and encrypted messaging app Wickr raised $30 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing today, in a round led by Jim Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, with partic

Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Resells Its Encryption, Self-Destructing Tech To Other Apps

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.mywickr.com">Wickr</a>, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its

Self-Destructing And Encrypted Message App Wickr Raises $9M Series A Led By Alsop Louie

The sale of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/facebook-buying-whatsapp-for-16b-in-cash-and-stock-plus-3b-in-rsus/">WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion</a> and the heightened <a href="ht

Impermanent Data Apps, The Newest Weapons In The War For Messaging

Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messagin