When Jigsaw tested this privacy app with a few dozen political activists in Venezuela, the company wanted to keep the trial small.
Within weeks, thousands of people around the world were using Intra, a security app used to stop government regimes from censoring the internet and manipulating traffic.
On Wednesday, Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced it has released this app to the world.
Intra creates an encrypted connection between your phone and DNS servers, which makes it much harder for governments and hackers to intercept that traffic. This encrypted connection to DNS servers will be included in an upcoming version of Android Pie, meaning that all future Android users will have this technology available at no extra charge.
Intra also is available now for current and recent versions of Android, free of charge, on the Google Play Store for Android smartphones. The app should be compatible with 99 percent of the existing Android phones. It has been tested with Android phones manufactured in 2011 and later.
You can read the details in an article by Alfred Ng in the C|Net web site at: https://cnet.co/2PgF4U4.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security