It’s hard to imagine that Edward Snowden is happy at this time of year. Exiled away in the bleak, cold and unforgiving landscape that is Moscow. That certainly doesn’t seem like anyone’s idea of a vacation, but there is hope yet. Edward Snowden can look towards a brighter future in internet surveillance with this latest Facebook feature.
NOW WE CAN BE JUST LIKE EDWARD SNOWDEN ON FACEBOOK
Whether you found some weapons of mass destruction in your backyard or you know your best friends crush, odds are you want to tell someone. In this age where privacy is all but holy and sacred, where does one direct their thoughts to? The internet is full of hiding NSA agents waiting to pounce on your secrets and the phone lines are tapped at every turn! What is one to do? Thanks to Crypter, dirty secrets can be sent all over the world using Facebook messenger.
IF YOU CAN’T BEAT FACEBOOK, JOIN THEM
Originally Crypter had intentions to form their own chat application but competition is fierce in that industry. Competition may not even be the right word since Facebook dominates the market. Crypter took the next logical step and joined the social media giant. The application, like it’s purpose, is secretive. It will not get in the way of your activities. Instead, it will sit there quietly on the sidelines, just waiting to help when you need to blow that whistle. Crypter still has a few bugs, but it is well on its way to preventing another Edward Snowden of the world.
CRYPTER PROVES WE ARE NUMB TO SURVEILLANCE
Not to knock the positive aspects of this app, but isn’t it a bit concerning that Facebook needs something like this to begin with? Edward Snowden showed us that our privacy is being breached. It created quite a stir online, but that was the limit of the fuss. Granted there isn’t that much we can really do against the big government. Edward Snowden did his part and look what happened to him. There aren’t exactly hordes of “armchair rebels” racing to Capitol Hill to voice their opinions on the matter. The fact is we know our security is being breached and we can’t really do much about it. For now, devices like Crypter and Wickr will help us work around this dilemma, but one can’t help but think how ridiculous it is to get to this point.