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Usecrypt Expands Userbase to 17 Countries, Opens Offices in New York City and Brussels

NEW YORK, NY – July 5, 2018 – Usecrypt, the world’s most secure communication technology and Warsaw-based privacy movement, announced its continued global expansion with the opening of its U.S. office in New York City and second European office in Brussels, Belgium.

According to HubSpot, messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Signal, have more than 5 billion monthly users worldwide. Mobile users have been led to believe that their communication, both personal and business, has been secure and kept private but recent events have uncovered a starkly different reality. 

“There are too many programs and apps that promise privacy or user control, but the latest headlines have shown that they all have backdoors that are prone to hacks and software bugs,” said Jakub Kokoszka, co-founder of Usecrypt. “Unlike competitors, we don’t store and save copies of a user’s entire phone book or share data with potential advertisers. We believe that your data should be yours and yours alone. With Usecrypt, we are bringing that privacy back into the hands of our users.”

Usecrypt is the first messenger application that offers a fast, simple, and fully secured way to call, text, and share files that is even safer than face-to-face conversations. Data is not stored on Usecrypt’s server, which makes messages and call logs impossible to restore once the user permanently deletes them. Usecrypt offers fully secured texting, crystal clear domestic and international calling capabilities, hacker-proofing, and full at-rest and in-use protection with IP address anonymity for iOS and Android users.

“By expanding our presence across the globe, we are able to move at a more rapid pace of achieving our mission of creating a global society connected, and protected, by true privacy,” added Kokoszka.

Usecrypt has experienced rapid user-base growth in 17 countries, and Usecrypt Messenger recently ranked as the top paid social networking app in Poland on Apple’s App Store.

For more information, visit www.usecrypt.com.

 

About Usecrypt

 Usecrypt, headquartered in Warsaw Poland, is a global privacy movement offering fully secured and truly private communication through its desktop and mobile messenger applications, Usecrypt Safe and Usecrypt Messenger. Usecrypt uses a patented method of encrypting digital data called Hybrid Virtual Key Management (HVKM), in which one unique half of the user’s encryption key is stored on his or her device, and the other half is stored on the Usecrypt server. In addition to HVKM, Usecrypt has additional layers of protection that ensure the highest level of security for its users. Unlike competitors, Usecrypt never shares nor stores user data, and ensures that only the user sees his or her personal messages and files. Usecrypt is committed to helping people around the globe make the choice to bring privacy back.

 

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