wickr

In Moderation

Gun Sellers Are Advertising on Instagram and Directing Customers to Encrypted Chat Apps

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.
Joseph Cox
4.10.19
internet censorship

After Google and Amazon Drop Anti-Censorship Support, Wickr Steps In

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.
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
Drugs

This Billionaire-Backed App Is Being Used to Buy and Sell Drugs

An encrypted messaging service used by politicians and business execs is the new favored tool of dark net drug dealers.
James Nolan
1.29.18
acceptances

DEA: ‘There Is No Silver Bullet’ for Going Dark

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.
Joseph Cox
8.17.17
Apple

FBI’s iPhone Backdoor May Violate International Law, Says UN Human Rights Rep

"If the order goes through, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if some international human rights bodies responded."
Jason Koebler
3.3.16
snapchat

'Security Was An Afterthought,' Hacked Ashley Madison Emails Show

Typically, PR came first for the site's bosses.
Joseph Cox
8.23.15
Motherboard Blog

Wickr's Self-Destructing Communications Take Aim at Surveillance and Skype

The Wickr app could become the Tristero of digital communication.
DJ Pangburn
9.23.13