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Twitter is Encrypting its Direct Messaging Service

November 1, 2013 | Written by The Grand Signal
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Twitter, the world’s second largest social platform, has largely been unaffected by the storm of criticism that has come on the heels of the NSA scandal. This is largely because the majority of Twitter’s content — tweets — are publicly viewable. Taking extra precautions, however, Twitter has decided to further encrypt it’s private Direct Messaging system and introduce new forms of security.

Other rumours have surfaced of Twitter building a standalone messaging app to supplement it’s platform and the increasing popularity of Vine. Whether or not this messaging system is somehow related to the beefed up security has yet to be known.

Twitter has yet to comment.

via The Next Web

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