USMobile has released Android app Scambl3, an encryption tool “developed in collaboration with the NSA” that does not have a “backdoor” for law-enforcement monitoring, Yahoo Tech reports. While the goal of the app is to afford smartphone users more comprehensive privacy—the company has vowed not to collect data gleaned from the app on its own servers—its security is such that it has garnered “a special U.S. export license” so as to keep it from the hands of countries with known terrorist activity. Jon Hanour, cofounder and president of USMobile, stands by Scrambl3’s abilities. “We believe the NSA cannot break our encryption," he said.
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