Encryption firm tightens access following Paris attacks

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  • Friday, 20 Nov 2015

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WASHINGTON: The encrypted communications firm Silent Circle said it was tightening access to its mobile apps and secure smartphone to make them harder for terrorists and criminals to use. 

The company which makes the encrypted Blackphone handset and Silent Phone applications for private messaging said it took the steps after learning that it had been recommended by the Islamic State group which has claimed credit for the deadly attacks in the French capital. 

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