Signal brings painless encrypted calling to iOS

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Encryption is hard. As the NSA leaks create new demand for secure voice and texting apps, it’s a lesson developers have learned over and over. It’s not just writing secure code — although that’s hard too — but ending up with a program that your average user can actually navigate.

When it comes to tackling that problem, Whisper Systems has an unusually strong track record. The company made RedPhone and TextSecure for Android, tackling encrypted calls and texts respectively. Now they’re making the leap to iOS, and taking the opportunity to produce one of the company’s simplest and most intuitive interfaces yet.

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