6/25, 6:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Amazon buys secure messaging app Wickr

Amazon’s cloud-computing business, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has acquired encrypted messaging app Wickr for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on Friday. The secure app is popular among journalists and whistleblowers, as well as government agencies.

"The need for this type of secure communications is accelerating. With the move to hybrid work environments, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprises and government agencies have a growing desire to protect their communications across many remote locations," AWS Chief Information Security Officer Stephen Schmidt said.

Schmidt added that AWS will be offering Wickr services effective immediately.

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