Twitter cans direct message encryption project without explanation

By Shawn Knight
Mar 20, 2014
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  1. Late last year it was revealed that Twitter was working on a way to encrypt direct messages sent between users. That project has since been dropped according to sources familiar with the plans as reported by The Verge.

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,600   +369

    Patents like Apple encountered I'd imagine?
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    Maybe they're also thinking of selling out to Facebook in the near future and Facebook are exactly known for protecting user data.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Maybe they realized it was a hopeless cause!
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    The lead project manager works for the NSA haha lolz!
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Awe now, don't pass judgement. It may not be voluntary! lol
  7. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Addict Posts: 294   +58

    Because it adds an unnecessary overhead while making it free?

    If they are planning to charge for this service then sure.

    Seriously, nothing on twitter is worth encrypting. Unless it's the master keys for the PS3.

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