In a major technological advance, the world’s largest communications company, Micron Technology, is launching a new service to protect you from online surveillance.
The new privacy service, called ‘Secure Messaging’, will let you lock down your communications, protect your conversations and even hide the identities of your friends.
Micron’s announcement on Tuesday was met with cheers from privacy advocates and skepticism from some tech industry observers.
Microns privacy service will only let you keep certain messages secure when you sign in to your service using a username and password that will only be shared with Micron.
The service won’t be used by your employer, your bank or credit card companies, or by the government, as Micron says.
The company says it has over 1 million users worldwide and it will roll out the service globally in a few months.
Microrations new service is the latest of a series of privacy and security innovations that Micron has launched in recent years.
MicRONs most popular products include the popular Micron Secure Messager, which it created with partners in 2014, and its Secure Messenger mobile application, which is available in the Google Play Store and other app stores.
Micronext, the company behind Secure Messages, also sells its Secure Messenger service to government agencies and other businesses.
Micron says it will keep its existing encryption for its own customers.
But it won’t allow Micron users to encrypt their conversations with any third parties.
But Micron also announced that Microns security features are limited to the first 100,000 users of the service, but that MicRON can increase that limit with “significant investment” by Micron in order to allow for more users.
Micropos will also keep Micron products off of the internet and only let Micron devices use its secure messaging service.
Unlike some of its competitors, Micronic has announced that it has partnered with China’s state-owned telecommunications company, China Telecom, to bring secure messaging to the country.
Micronic said that the Secure Messagery will be rolled out over the next few months to the world´s most populous country.
“We are excited to partner with China Telecom to bring Secure Message to China,” Micron CEO Chris Kloza said in a statement.
“We believe this will help secure the communication of millions of people and improve cybersecurity in China.”
But the security features offered by Micronexes secure messaging are not going to work in China.
The US government has said that Micronics Secure Messanger will not work in Chinese environments, which has led to criticism of Micronexs privacy policies in the country and even in China itself.
In a statement, Microneys security team said that it would continue to improve the security of its Secure Messages platform and added that it had worked closely with the Chinese government to develop and deploy a secure messaging solution.