Silent Circle earlier this month made news by shuttering its encrypted email service, citing the potential for government intrusion. The company, however, still keeps voice and text messages out of sight from people snooping or conducting surveillance through the use of strong encryption. The company supports iOS and Android with its mobile apps: Silent Phone, which encrypts mobile VoIP calling, and Silent Text, which encrypts text messages and enables users to permanently delete messages from device registries. The company recently extended its VoIP encryption service for audio and video calls to laptops and desktops and added a feature so a Silent Phone subscriber can make an encrypted call to a non-subscriber. Silent Circle has a referral partner program and a program for service providers to implement and manage the service.