[clug] Wickr and previous privacy discussion

jhock at iinet.net.au jhock at iinet.net.au
Wed Mar 18 20:34:08 MDT 2015

Hi all, 

A little while back there was a discussion prompted by the government's metadata retention policy. I have heard that politicians use an Android app called Wickr. Apparently this is a 256 encrypted communication system where one can determine how long the message or file is available on the receiver's device. 

I have used TextSecure and Red Phone in the past but Wickr may be able to replace both with many other functions. 

Has anybody used Wickr or can suggest alternatives? 

Thanks in advance for any reply. 


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