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As White House puts pressure on leakers, DC startup sees business opportunity

by Chris Bing

A hazardous political landscape in Washington, underlined by a White House desperate to plug leaks, has spurred the use of encrypted messaging apps by federal employees. For a collage of software developers, this nervousness and anxiety around D.C. translates into a very real business opportunity. In light of media reports noting the growing use of WhatsApp, Confide and Signal amongst government workers, a group of onlookers are now working to provide other options.