RedPhone is an app that meet the need for an open connected society where people can be sure that they are not under surveillance. In a situation where few understand how easy it is for people with limited skills to get access to our electronic communication the team at whispersys have provided a number of helpful tools, including RedPhone.
RedPhone provides end-to-end encryption for your calls, securing conversations so that nobody can listen in. It functions just like the normal dialer you're accustomed to. RedPhone uses your normal mobile number for addressing, so there's no need to have yet another identifier or account name; if you know someone's mobile number you know how to call them using RedPhone. And when you receive a RedPhone call your phone will ring just like normal, even if it is asleep.
Read more about the app here.
The best with the app/supporting initiative
+ It allows people to communicate without anyone listening to the conversation.
The weak parts of the app/supporting initiative
- No links to the institutional changes and policies of companies that would make surveillance of individuals more difficult.
What could accelerate this app/supporting initiative into a world changer?
> Links to global campaigns that help increase the awareness about the importance of free communication.
How direct is the delivery of the result the app tries to achieve
- Long shot
Every "free" call is a delivery.
How transformative is it
- A new world
- A major shift
- A bit of a shake-up
- A gentle rocking
The freedom of communication in a connected world is one of the most important issues in the early 21st Century. Allowing people to communicate today is important, but the app also helps increase awareness regarding freedom of speech in the internet media that will define tomorrow’s society.
How much does it encourage collaborations
How much are new networks supported
- Strong support for global networks?
- Currently encourages new forms of collaboration
- Provides interesting opportunities in the future
- Restricted to a small (expert) group
The purpose of the app is to allow people to communicate and being able to do so in difficult circumstances, where governments and/or companies want to silence voices they don’t like, will contribute to innovative collaboration.
What synergies can be delivered
How well does it also solve other problems/generate solutions
- It solves everything
- Several important challenges
- Some important challenges
- Only one challenge
The freedom of communication is key and if the app helps with this, other groups working with specific issues can then use the app.
Nine billion contribution
How global is it? Is it helping/will it help everyone on the planet
- Instant global equality
- Almost global
- Getting (incrementally) global
- Not applicable
It has been shown to help people in different parts of the world. Still many people do not have the possibility to communicate using a mobile phone, or have their freedom suppressed in ways that make the app less relevant.
Building on current trends
How well does it use current trends
- The app is setting new trends by itself
- Building on multiple trends
- Effectively building on one trend
- Not really building on any major trend
With increasing amounts of communication taking place through electronic media the need to protect “electronic” freedom will increase.
How fast can it deliver
- It's already happening
- In the coming weeks
- In a year or so
- In a distant future (hopefully)
As soon as people download the app and make a call it delivers.
Does it support transformative transparency
- Brave new transparency
- Transparency that is innovative (never seen before)
- Increased transparency, but nothing innovative
- No increase in transparency
Allowing all voices to be heard is key in a transparent society.