Twitter buys Android gadget security startup

Nov 29, 2011
A San Francisco startup specializing in security for smartphones and tablets powered by Android software said on Monday that it had been bought by Twitter.

A San Francisco startup specializing in security for smartphones and tablets powered by Android software said it had been bought by Twitter.

Whisper Systems did not disclose the terms of the deal.

"We started Whisper Systems with the goal of improving security and privacy for ," the startup said in a blog post at its website.

"Now that we're joining Twitter, we're looking forward to bringing our technology and our expertise into Twitter's products and services," it added.

Whisper Systems products include encryption, software firewalls, and secure text messaging for mobile devices running on Google's Android platform.

Explore further: New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Microsoft says Android e-reader violates patents

Mar 21, 2011

Microsoft on Monday accused Taiwan electronics colossus Foxconn and US book seller Barnes & Noble of using its patented technology in e-readers running on Google-backed Android software.

Intel teams with Google on smartphone chips

Sep 13, 2011

Intel on Tuesday announced that it has teamed with Google to tailor chips to get top performance out of smartphones powered by the Internet giant's Android software.

Android suited up for C-level security

Oct 11, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- Android is enterprise-ready, with this week's announcement of a new security platform for Android, from Motorola Mobility's subsidiary, 3LM (stands for Three Laws Mobility). This is a potential ...

Recommended for you

Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Mar 27, 2015

Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon V ...

Twitter chief vows to help Indonesia fight disasters

Mar 26, 2015

Twitter chief Dick Costolo said Thursday the microblogging site planned to work with Indonesian authorities to warn people about natural disasters that regularly hit the archipelago, from earthquakes to volcanic ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.