Currently if you want to send encrypted email or text messages you typically go through a Certificate Authority. Prices vary, from a brief look, it seems to be anywhere from $150 - $200 per year.
With finger print identification now on the iPhone 5S and with its encrypted data residing on the phone it should be a simple leap to a random number generator to assign a certificate public key for your phone.
Send your public key to your contact of choice, receive their public key from them. Now all your communication with them is encrypted. Identity verification requires an iTunes account to ensure a trusted source. Maybe not as rigorous a verification as performed by more traditional Certificate Authorities but certainly good enough for the casual user.
Comes built into all Apple devices for free and an iTunes account. (Re: more credit card #s for Apple as a side benefit.). Eases the tinfoil hat crowd = me.
Still waiting to be included in Apple's target market, in the meantime I own AAPL, an iMac, a MacBook Pro, an iPad mini, iPod shuffle and an iPhone. Still waiting on my xMac
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5