Threema secure messaging service working on a Windows Phone app, Signal needs a WP developer

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With the recent NSA leaks secure messaging is all the rage, even giving moribund Blackberry a boost.

One of the new range of secure messaging apps is Threema, a messaging app which is so secure even they can not decrypt your messages.

Messages, which includes text, video or location data, are encrypted with your secret key on your device before being sent to Threema’s servers, and only people who you have shared your decoding key with can decrypt your messages, with the recipient key being handed to friends physically, rather than via an insecure electronic route.

The good news for Windows Phone users impressed by this secure set up is that the Swiss company is looking to add support for Windows Phone, saying a secure version is in development.

Another company who has also drawn a lot of attention is Whisper Systems with their Signal app, which includes secure VOIP.

That app is completely open source, and while they currently do not have a Windows Phone app they are eager to collaborate with a Windows Phone developer to bring the app to the Windows Phone Store.

Do our readers worry about the privacy and security of your communication, and would you support one of these apps? Let us know below.

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