June 14, 2012 8:48 AM Subscribe
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Internet Hall of Fame member Phil Zimmerman (previously
), creator of PGP, has announced a new venture
providing secure communications.
The new company brings Zimmerman and Jon Callas together again, along with some former Navy Seal's as co-founders. The intent is provide secure voice, email, video, and text. Unlike the free PGP, they intend to charge $20/month for the service. In an interview with CNET
, Zimmerman states: ""I'm not going to apologize for the cost. This is not Facebook. Our customers are customers. They're not products. They're not part of the inventory." They state unequivocally that there will be no back doors in the product, which might run them afoul CALEA
. Mr. Zimmerman is no stranger
to such controversial positions.