AMSTERDAM, October 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
During the International Privacy Conference (IPC) in Amsterdam the first App which lets users make truly anonymous calls will be launched. In contrast to existing solutions, Warble doesn't ask a user for his or her identity, and no mobile number is needed to activate the app. A wiretap request by the Dutch government will therefore have no result. Human Rights Activists, Dissidents, Journalists and others can communicate freely for the first time.
Warble is the first App that protects a user's Privacy. The app allows human rights defenders, political activists, journalists and others to do their work without being hampered by tapping governments. Currently, communicating in countries like Russia and China often means risking their lives. By contrast Warble, which can be used anywhere in the world, is secure and anonymous because it does not ask about the identity of the user. Also, no mobile number is required to activate an account, unlike existing applications and secure telephones.
Moreover, anonymous calling isn't just for countries where freedom of expression isn't obvious. Surprisingly, the country where this year's International Privacy Conference (IPC) is hosted holds the world record wire-tapping: Every 24 hours the Dutch government demands data such as name and address of all their subscribers from Internet- and Telecom providers. Since the beginning of 2015 this amounts to more than two million requests.
"To allow users to communicate anonymously the Warble App combines three techniques", explains founder Paul Coerkamp. "Tunneling, Encryption, and Obfuscation. This allows any caller to use advanced Privacy techniques for the first time, no longer worrying about their Safety and Security. Even better, we have no user identity information, and offer the option to pay through anonymous payment methods. So a request for information from the government has no effect. We cannot disclose what we don't know."
The App will be launched on Sunday October 25th on the opening day of the IPC. During the following week Amsterdam will be devoted to Privacy. During the launch in 'Pakhuis de Zwijger' in Amsterdam, Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake, Surveillance Officer for Amnesty International Quirine Eijkman, and attorney-at-law Sidney Smeets of Spong Advocaten will debate about Human Rights, Technology and Privacy.
Warble is an initiative of two Dutch telecom entrepreneurs who are dedicated to protecting the Privacy of users. Calls are placed using VOIP (Voice Over IP) via any kind of data connection (3G, 4G or Wi-Fi). The App can be used on Android and Windows desktop and an iPhone version will follow soon. Together this covers roughly 90% of the global market. Warble website: https://www.warbleapp.com.
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You are welcome to be present at the debate and launch of Warble: Sunday, October 25th between 15-17 pm, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam. For event information: http://www.privacyconference2015.org/side-events .