INVISV launches PGPP (Pretty Good Phone Privacy) to provide a new level of privacy for mobile communications


LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INVISV, a People First Privacy company, announces the launch and public rollout of its mobile privacy service, Pretty Good Phone Privacy (PGPP). PGPP provides location and metadata privacy and end-to-end security for Android devices without major changes to consumer mobile usage.

Today, the average consumer will automatically agree to a company’s privacy policy regarding their personal data in order to use products or services, waiving privacy and opening up all that information to data brokers who then resell that information again. and even. Selling metadata is a huge business. Despite consumers’ best efforts in clearing cache, blocking cookies and VPN software, tracking techniques continue to advance in a race to undo those best efforts because there is simply too much money in the metadata.

INVISV – founded by network security experts Paul Schmitt and Barath Raghavan – offers consumers a way to limit the leak of their data and metadata and take advantage of the latest technology devices and services without sacrificing privacy. Leveraging patent-pending technologies and services that focus on people-first privacy, PGPP unbundles identifiers and increases mobile privacy by preventing networks from being able to tie users’ network identities to their data.

The privacy and security benefits of PGPP are enabled by a layered solution that uses a double-hop architecture in partnership with Fastly. When a user accesses the Internet using PGPP Relay, network traffic, including the site name and all data sent or received, is encrypted using Transport Layer Security. On the first hop, neither INVISV nor the ISP knows where the request is going or what it contains. In the second hop, the CDN partner quickly connects the request to the user’s destination but doesn’t know who the request originated from. PGPP Relay brings Android Internet privacy to a level previously only available on iOS.

“Privacy-conscious smartphone users know there’s not much you can do with VPNs and the like, which are still able to tie identity to data,” said Paul Schmitt, co- founder of INVISV. “INVISV brings the element of trust and privacy back to Android with its PGPP Relay and Mobile Pro/Core plans.”

PGPP also goes beyond Relay, allowing Android to surpass the privacy settings available on any other mobile platform. PGPP offers Mobile Pro and Mobile Core mobile data plans that protect users’ mobile location and identity from mobile carriers and invasive cell phone surveillance that may collect and sell mobile location data. These mobile plans even go beyond the Relay plan which works with existing telephone services.

PGPP plans, prices and features:

Relay – $5/month

PGPP Relay is an additional privacy service for existing connectivity that brings Android Internet privacy to the level of iOS.

  • Internet privacy using double-hop architecture – In partnership with Fastly, this plan ensures that your IP address and network usage on WiFi and mobile data are decoupled. Browsing activity is also hidden from connectivity providers, including INVISV and Fastly.

Mobile Core – $40/month

Mobile Core includes the functionality of PGPP Relay, plus high-speed mobile data with location and metadata privacy.

  • Mobile location and metadata privacy – Counteracts location tracking by the mobile network and hides unique descriptive information that identifies the user’s communication and internet activities
  • Mobile ID Changes – Provides 8 random mobile ID (IMSI) changes per month, using peer-reviewed cryptographic authentication and maintaining privacy during changes. This disassociates a user from each identifier assigned to their phone, and neither INVISV nor the mobile provider knows which identifier a user has received.
  • Moderate amount of high-speed mobile data – Broadband mobile data capped at 300MB/day, 9GB/month. Includes roaming trips in 36 countries (US/EU/UK).

Mobile Pro – $90/month

Mobile Pro includes the functionality of PGPP Relay and Mobile Core, as well as unlimited high-speed mobile data.

  • Mobile ID Changes – Provides 30 random mobile identification (IMSI) changes per month instead of 8, using peer-reviewed cryptographic authentication and maintaining privacy during changes.
  • Unlimited high speed mobile data Includes roaming trips in 36 countries (US/EU/UK).

The company also announces that it has raised $850,000 in pre-seed funding with participation from Pathbreaker Ventures and Atypical Ventures. Founded in 2021, INVISV is based on extensive patent-pending technology developed at Princeton University and the University of Southern California. INVISV is advised by world-renowned security experts Bruce Schneier and Jon Callas and is launching with established partnerships with Fastly and mobile operators.

“We’re thrilled to be part of INVISV as they launch Pretty Good Phone Privacy into the world’s largest smartphone ecosystem,” said Chris Wake of Atypical Ventures. “Privacy and security are essential for consumers and businesses alike. INVISV builds the privacy infrastructure that both deserve.

“Pathbreaker Ventures invests in companies that solve dynamic engineering problems with global impact,” said Ryan Gembala of Pathbreaker Ventures. “Privacy is one of the biggest issues facing consumers and businesses and INVISV’s groundbreaking technologies offer highly effective solutions.”

PGPP is available for smartphones running Android 10 or higher. To learn more about INVISV and to register for beta access, please visit: https://www.invisv.com/pgpp.

ABOUT INVISV

INVISV is a People First Privacy company and is based on extensive patent-pending technology developed at Princeton University and USC. INVISV believes people should be in control of their data and metadata, regardless of the technology they use. For more information, visit www.invisv.com.

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