• Deutsche Telekom (DT) signalled that its mobile encryption app is enabling German government agencies to make confidential calls on Apple iPhones for the first time. 

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DT’s mobile encryption app enabling German government agencies make confidential calls iPhones

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The Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (German Federal Office for Information Security) approved the use of the app for end‑to‑end encrypted phone calls, meaning it has gained the VS‑NfD (for official use only) security classification for calls. Previously, agencies only used special devices for confidential calls. DT developed the app in partnership with German software developer GSMK (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #41 and #56).