FRAKIN' AYYYE! GOTTTD***MMIT! THIS is what google should have enabled in the FIRST damned place. All these years, users exposed, and it takes enraged, furious, SCREAMING users, and a 3rd party makes a product that GOOGLE could have produced NATIVELY. Do no harm, huh?
I have been bitching about this for MONTHS. Even here, in El Reg, some have had down-ticked my comments about it. Maybe they work for Google, or the telcos, or spook agencies. i dunno. But, my frackin phone is MY personal network, and and extension of my wallet and my hard drive. I have the right (so long as I am not a criminal) to protect my systems. I also have a DUTY to myself and to those around me to take steps to make sure my phone isn't being trespassed or misues against others for WHAT EVER reasion somone decides to intiate.
Lamentably, my android phone is not on the support list yet.
If Moxie Marlinspike certifies this app has no known backdoors and no national security letter disavow orders attached to his/her product, and doesn't require me t root my phone, i will pay *$30**, **$40** or **$$50** for this app. It would be most my prized Android ware EVER.
Also, Moxie Marlinspike, i urge you to find a sane court of law in which to file for a court-deemed exemption (i forget the legalese term for it) that states you are not doing anything ILLEGAL and that no lawsuits can be initiated upon you or your cohorts for offering this product, and which restrains phone makers and phone carriers from denying users the right to know of intrusions and connections (uninitiated or initiated), touches, copies, moves, deletes, and changes.
Companies are responsible for their networks. Users should be, too. Such an imposition means Whisper is a tool we all are entitled to use and restrict outside contact and to monitor and thwart data lifting.