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August 8, 2014

NSA leaks are big boost for security firms

  • Silent Circle began selling a secure smartphone and sold out in two weeks. In Germany, sales of typewriters are up.
  • By MARTHA MENDOZA
    Associated Press

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.

    Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, which sells an encryption app allowing users to talk and text in private, said a series of disclosures from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden last year have been a boon for business.


     
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