Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts | WSJ

Moxie Marlinspike: The Coder Who Encrypted Your Texts; Danny Yadron; In The Wall Street Journal (WSJ); 2015-07-09.
Teaser: Dreadlocked programmer has spooked the FBI by creating a tool that police can’t crack


  • TextSecure, SMS replacement
  • Signal, voice
  • WhatsApp adopts TextSecure, 2015-early
  • ex-BEA Systems
  • Open Whisper Systems



for color, background & verisimilitude

  • Phil Zimmermann, doesn’t use PGP any more; it doesn’t work on a Mac.
  • Tim Cook
  • Jame Comey, Director, FBI
  • Ian Schuler, Open Technology Fund, Radio Free Asia, State Department


  • <quote>In an 2011 online interview with the website Slashdot, however, he wrote, “the name my parents put on my birth certificate is ‘Matthew.’ ” </quote>
  • Matthew Rosenfeld, Moxie Marlinspike referenced.
  • Matthew Rosenfeld, Mike Benham; referenced; In Jimi Wales Wiki