KPN paid service comes with encryption call, SMS and email traffic




KPN is offering a payment service that lets users call, text messaging and e-mail traffic to encrypt.’s From their smartphone The service works only if both users have the apps before and will probably cost a few dollars per month.

The payment service works with apps that the user puts on his gear and allows a user to encrypt the network before it goes on the traffic. The receiver with the same apps unlock the data, making the call, SMS and data traffic on the network of KPN not be seen. The service will start in June, according to KPN.

The encryption apps are made ​​by Silent Circle, the company behind some months ago presented Black Phone . At a later stage, will also sell, KPN Black Phone itself knows to report based on its own resources. Volkskrant Tweakers can confirm that information.

KPN has an exclusive contract with Silent Circle for the encryption service in the Netherlands and Belgium. The provider will for apps a similar amount “for the encryption service to ask; Silent Circle asking 10 dollars, converted 7.26 euros. The apps are available for Android and iOS. Silent Circle supports Windows Phone, KPN operates mainly promotes the business market, not.

It is unclear whether the service has implications for KPN to make, as the Radiocommunications Agency network providers ‘interception’ mandatory . “We comply with all guidelines, we only sell the service of Silent Circle”, says spokesman Maurice Peak KPN. The Radiocommunications Agency confirms. “This app does not affect the obligation of providers to keep their network. Tappable If permission for the use of an ip on tap is also the use of this app overcome,” said spokesman Frans van Bergen at Tweakers.

The apps encrypt the contents of messages, but secret services may metadata about who when with whom contact has still collect, even if users are. Service to

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