The Verge, “Signal Boost: Demand for secret messaging apps is rising as Trump takes office”

As our interview wrapped up, Marlinspike hopped into the elevator to head out into the dark-too-early December afternoon at the corner of 16th and Mission. The street has hosted its share of both World Series victory riots and political marches. I’d read that Marlinspike used to attend political protests, and when I asked if he attended an anti-Trump one, he just answered, “I don’t really want to talk about that,” and smiled. He questions why reporters label him an anarchist. Well, is that a misnomer? He paused for awhile, then replied, “It’s complicated.” That falls into his personal beliefs, a topic he doesn’t want to talk much about. “I’m not at all used to being a public figure, you know what I mean? I’m a private person.”

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