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Jul122013

Heml.is is Swedish for Secret

Is Heml.is the future of messaging?

On the tail of the recent NSA and PRISM leaks, many people are left wondering what options they have for keeping their messages away from the prying eyes of the governemnt. Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay has stepped up to kickstart development for a secure encrypted messaging called Heml.is. Hemlis is slang for secret in Swedish and Sunde is promising to deliver a messaging app for iOS and Android based on N2N encryption. The app and service will be free, but features such as picture messaging and others will require a small fee to unlock via in app purchase.

 

Heml.is has already doubled its $50,000 goal with over $108,000 in under two days. Backers will receive codes to unlock extra features as well as the ability to pre-register user names. With their funding goal already met, it will be interesting to see the success of Heml.is especially after anonymous search site duckduckgo.com has seen a 400% increase in traffic since June 12th.

 

You can help support Heml.is and find out more information here.

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