Washington: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has acquired a messaging application Wickr. The messaging application, founded in 2012, attaches great importance to encryption.
The Amazon subsidiary AWS made the decision official through a social media post. The article states: “We are pleased to announce that AWS has acquired Wickr, an innovative company that has developed the most secure, end-to-end encrypted communications technology in the industry.”
AWS Vice President Stephen Schmidt said the acquisition will help the company expand its relationship with the military and Washington in general, saying that Wickr’s functions “enable security-conscious companies and government agencies to implement critical governance and security controls to help them meet their compliance requirements. “
The Wickr messaging application competes with signals such as Signal in providing encryption. The application was even popularized by journalists and …