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Encryption Apps Help White House Staffers Leak—and Maybe Break the Law

Allison Stanger was quoted in Wired about White House staffers using the “Confide” app:

[I]t’s hard to assess how people are using a communication service like Confide if there’s no record of anything they ever sent. “Since Confide is explicitly designed to eliminate a paper trail, its use creates at least the appearance of misconduct, if not the reality,” says Allison Stanger, a cybersecurity fellow at the New America Foundation. “Those who wanted to lock up Hillary Clinton for the use of a private email server should be very concerned about this practice.”