Amazon has acquired an American instant messaging app ‘Wickr’ to offer secure communications for businesses, government agencies, and individuals, who are moving to hybrid work environments, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It must be noted that Wickr offers the most secure, end-to-end encrypted, communication technology, with advanced security features, that are not available with traditional communications services across messaging, voice and video calling, file sharing, and collaboration.
About Wickr app:
- Wickr app has been acquired by Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS), for an undisclosed amount.
- Wickr is an encrypted messaging services, founded in 2012, and primarily used by government agencies in the United States.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Amazon CEO: Jeff Bezos (May 1996–5 Jul 2021);
- Amazon Founded: 5 July 1994.