Twitter has recently acquired a new start-up company which creates software to improve the privacy and security of smartphones and mobile devices. Whisper Systems, the mobile security company acquired by Twitter enables the latter to gain the technology required to bolster the security of some of the quickly growing or developing micro-blogging services and also gets couple of highly respected online security experts.
Security experts Stuart Anderson and Moxie Marlinspike co-founded the Whisper Systems last year. One of the co-founder of Whisper Systems Moxie Marlinspike is respected highly in the filed of online security as he discovered the high profiled vulnerabilities in the systems that are responsible in encrypting the data over Wi-Fi networks and internet.
The team of Whisper Systems has joined Twitter on 28th November 2011 as per Twitter's email statement. The team will be a part of the rapidly growing team of engineering of Twitter and they will be indulged in bringing the security and technology expertise to the products as well as services offered by Twitter. Twitter email also stated that they are happy to have the online security experts on board.
Twitter has not disclosed the price paid for this deal and it is also not ready to comment on anything beyond the details in the statement. Twitter so far has about 100 million users and lets them to send 140 character-ed short messages to other followers and groups as well. Moreover, this micro-blogging site is very popular among the business magnets, politicians and celebrities.
Twitter has played a major role in various geopolitical events like the middle east uprisings of last year by letting the dissidents to communicate and organize. Some of the privacy advocates have warned Twitter than some governments have used it to monitor the activists and dissidents.
Whisper Systems will offer the programs that will scramble the data, text messages and the voice conversations on the mobile devices and smartphones that run based on the Android operating system thereby making the information impossible for the hackers to access.