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The services of Wickr app have been enhanced this week to safeguard online privacy better. According to the co-founder of Wickr, the app aims at the attainment of ‘geek utopia' where people have the power to determine who can have access to the stuff they share online or from phones.
The services of the start-up have been imparting to Apple users the ability to exchange uncrackable communications which self-destruct. This has come just in time when reports of cyber spies, who have been trying to spy on Western journalists looking into China, have been doing the rounds.
The free software is available for download from Apple's App Store and has been designed to facilitate people to send files that are encrypted and programmed to self-destruct later. The service at the time of release in June 2012 had only the capability to work on data in picture, video, text and voice messages.
W8ickr has a patent that is pending, that will protect people's online privacy.
Wickr will let users interact with other networks without fear of losing privacy. Wickr will also help in hiding Facebook pictures by using decoy images. Wickr, unlike other networks, will not store data that has been obtained from the contacts lists of people
The startup based in San Francisco is working on bringing out a version of the app that will be supported on Android-based smartphones and tablets. The co-founders claim that the app, developed for iOS devices like iPads, iPod touch and iPhones, has been downloaded in over 110 countries from the App Store.
Wickr plans to let people around the world to use the app free of cost and to let a few people pay for the premium features of the app which can be applied to larger files. More information regarding Wickr can be obtained from www.mywickr.com.