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Wire is a secure messaging service

The secure messaging service Wire, which offers encrypted text, voice and audio calls, has gone open-source. 

Source code posted on GitHub includes various bits and pieces from Wire’s native iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X apps, plus its Linux-compatible web app.

Popular for its robust data privacy promises, the service is inviting developers, hackers and wannabe-tinkers to build their own Wire clients, review the code, and help contribute.  

The CTO and co-founder of Wire, Alan Duric, says: “Open sourcing was always part of our initial plan and […] it took some time to reach this stage. We decided to take the open source path because transparency and community engagement is of utmost importance for any product that has security at its core.” 

“Open-sourcing the full Wire client code base represents an important milestone [for the company and the challenges it faces]. We can also imagine in the weeks, months and years to come that an open source, secure messenger client could be appealing in an internet of things paradigm, digital health and the automotive industry too.”

Everything developers and interested hackers need to get started can be found up on the Wire GitHub account.

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