Twitter cans direct message encryption project without explanation

Shawn Knight

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


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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.