|| ||Werner Koch <wk-AT-gnupg.org>|
|| ||GnuPG and freenigma|
|| ||Thu, 20 Jul 2006 13:42:50 +0200|
just want to let you know about our new GnuPG related project.
Over last months I worked along with another company to setup a
project to make email encryption easier for the non tech savvy users.
The whole thing will go online in August but it is already possible to
register for an invitation. The Freenigma serviceThe creates OpenPGP
compliant messages much like hushmail does. I attach the press notice
if you are interested.
freenigma - Free E-Mail Encryption for Google Mail
Hamburg 18. July 2006 Worldwide, 600 million people use webmail
services from Google, Yahoo!, Hotmail/MSN or Web.de. Sending e-mails
From practically any computer is one of the most popular internet
applications today. Webmail users send hundreds of millions of
private and business e-mails around the globe every day.
However, a lot of uncertainty remains concerning exactly how
confidential the contents are because the data is not only stored on
the mail provider's system but also sent over the internet in
Experts warn that the todays technical possibilities make it very
easy for interested third parties to intercept and read digital
information such as e-mails.
Now, freenigma gives webmail users back the control over their
personal privacy and their business secrets on the internet.
Hamburg software experts freiheit.com's new, free service enables the
encryption of e-mails in conjunction with Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail
und Hotmail/MSN, currently the most widely used webmail services
freenigma is the first encryption application that is easy to install
and use. Up until now, there hasn't been any comparable service like
it anywhere in the world.
Today a large amount of private data is already being collected over
the internet. However, people want to have control over what
information is confidential and what is public, says Stefan Richter,
founder of freenigma gmbh and managing director of freiheit.com
technologies gmbh. Because encryption technology has been so
insanely complicated for most users, we have developed a new kind of
service with freenigma that will fundamentally change the perception
and spread of cryptology in the future.
Based on Web 2.0 technology (Ajax), freenigma can be integrated into
any webmail program as a Firefox extension. Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail,
Hotmail/MSN are the first to be supported, but plug-ins are also
planned for Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and mobile devices.
freenigma is platform-independent. The only requirement is a Firefox
browser under GNU/Linux, Apple Macintosh or Microsoft Windows XP.
Through an open application programming interface (OpenAPI), software
developers worldwide can extend freenigma and integrate it into their
freenigma is being launched as a free software service available
worldwide. The beta version of the software will be available the
beginning of August.
Anyone interested in signing up for an invitation to register can do
so effective immediately on the website www.freenigma.com.
freenigma (www.freenigma.com) is encryption software for webmail
services like Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail/MSN. With freenigma,
e-mails can be kept confidential. This works by encrypting e-mails
before they are saved and sent; they are then decrypted on the other
end by the recipient. Werner Koch, developer of GnuPG, is the other
founding member of freenigma.
freenigma was developed by the Hamburg software specialists
freiheit.com technologies, who have also developed some of the
largest e-commerce software systems in Europe for example, buch.de,
buch.ch, bol.de, books.ch, shop.spiegel.de, Libri.de,
travelchannel.de, Bookzilla.de, kilroytravels.com. The company works
among others for DaimlerChrysler AG, Evotec AG, Sabre Travel Network,
Otto (GmbH & Co KG), Gruner + Jahr AG & Co KG, Tchibo Versand GmbH, T-
Systems GmbH and tesa AG.
For further information see www.freiheit.com or contact:
Phone: +49-(0)40-432 77005
Mobile: +49 (0)171-806 5496
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