Wall Street Journal, “Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts”

Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts
Danny Yadron, Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2015

In the past decade, Moxie Marlinspike has squatted on an abandoned island, toured the U.S. by hopping trains, he says, and earned the enmity of government officials for writing software.

Mr. Marlinspike created an encryption program that scrambles messages until they reach the intended reader. It’s so simple that Facebook Inc. ’s WhatsApp made it a standard feature for many of the app’s 800 million users.

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