cyanogenmod-sms-encryptionIt was recently revealed that not only has the NSA been monitoring cellphones, but it seems that the gaming community has not been spared as well, as reports have claimed the NSA has conducted surveillance on Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, and Second Life communities. Well the good news is that if you’re starting to get a little paranoid and want to protect yourself from being spied on, the folks at Cyanogen Inc. have revealed that starting with the nightly build of CyanogenMod 10.2, SMS and MMS messages sent will be encrypted using the TextSecure protocol.

This will apply to pretty much any Android user, even those who are not using the CyanogenMod ROM. The cryptography will be running in the background and will encrypt text regardless of what text messaging app is being used. Now some of you might be wondering, isn’t the latest build of CyanogenMod at version 11? Well you would be right, but it seems that the team is sort of doing a trial run with 10.2 to ensure that it works smoothly and correctly across the board before they introduce the feature to CyanogenMod 11. We’re not sure how long that will take, but we suppose it’s a start! So, who else is pleased by this piece of news?

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