New App Offers Military-Level Encryption for Phone Calls, Texts, Email

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For the ultimate in privacy, a soon-to-be-released app will allow you to make secure encrypted calls all over the world, using existing 3G, 4G, and WiFi networks. This new app, which is said to bring military-level encryption to your iPhone, comes from two Navy SEALs and a legendary cryptographer, and provides you with a virtual ‘safe room’ for communication.

For the ultimate in privacy, a soon-to-be-released app will allow you to make secure encrypted calls all over the world, using existing 3G, 4G, and WiFi networks. This new app, which is said to bring military-level encryption to your iPhone, comes from two Navy SEALs and a legendary cryptographer, and provides you with a virtual ‘safe room’ for communication.

The Silent Circle app uses the ZRTP protocol for encryption, from Phil Zimmermann, the man behind the PGP protocol, with the iPhone being used to encrypt everything locally, so no insecure data leaves the device. According to their site, the app also enables secure video chats, emails, text messages, as well as something straight out of Mission Impossible: self-destructing texts and pictures.

The service is touted as being able to make crisp and clear voice and video calls over 3G/4G networks, fully encrypted, with almost no latency. The app will work on the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android, Galaxy and Nexus devices, and the service is just $20 a month.

So if you’re in need of an untraceable method of communicating, or even if you’d just like to say “This is a secure line, go ahead.” in front of your buddies, check out the Silent Circle suite of products, available October 15th.