The funding solidifies Wickr's position as an encrypted chat platform for government agencies.
New procurement records show that CBP is using Wickr across "all components" of the agency.
Motherboard has found procurement records detailing Wickr's first public U.S. law enforcement contract.
A leaked Facebook document gives more detail on the type of firearm parts that the social network does not allow people to sell peer-to-peer.
On Thursday, Wickr announced that paying, and soon free, users will be able to route their Wickr traffic through a network used to circumvent internet censorship, which could be useful for users in Iran, Russia, or perhaps China.
An encrypted messaging service used by politicians and business execs is the new favored tool of dark net drug dealers.
"If the order goes through, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if some international human rights bodies responded."
Messaging-appen Wickr lader dig sende krypterede beskeder, som sletter sig selv efter få sekunder. Det har gjort appen til internet-pushernes foretrukne kontaktform.