These days, journalists face threats from hackers, some of whom work for powerful state actors, who may expose their private information or even put them in serious danger. To mitigate this risks, Simvacy has launched a solution that guards the privacy of mobile phone users. As part of the launch, the company is offering its service to journalists and other members of the media for free. Following countless attacks on the media and journalists across the globe, the company is supporting the press by giving away Simvacy numbers for free.
Simvacy addresses the problems associated with messaging apps requiring users to disclose personally identifiable information. For the “privilege” of using apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, WeChat Clubhouse and others, users must supply their identifiable phone numbers and other private data. A Simvacy number acts as a person’s digital identity, protecting their unique mobile number for 100% privacy, without having to download yet another app. Simvacy simply provides a separate secure phone number that is not publicly connected to a person’s identity.
“The critical issue with using any social messaging app is the app company’s requirement for your mobile number for the use of that app,” said CEO and Co-Founder Jack Flanagan. “People don’t really think about giving their personal information to the app companies because they want to use them and assume that the app will be safe. Otherwise, how could these apps be available from provider stores? Unfortunately, and seemingly without much alternative, we share our mobile numbers freely and without concern for privacy.”
Flanagan continued, “Your data is yours. With Simvacy, you won’t need a different SIM card, provide any personal details or download and any apps – you can even pay in crypto. Simply choose a number from the United States, United Kingdom or Canada. Finally, mobile users can have security and privacy across their messaging apps. A person’s phone number represents a massive risk of personal privacy and identity.”