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Not NSA directly but apparently US. Government did fund Open Whisper Systems:

"US. Government Funded Your Favorite ‘NSA-Proof’ Apps"

http://revolution-news.com/us-government-funds-favorite-nsa-...

"Radio Free Asia funds many software projects through its Open Technology Fund." (...) "The Open Technology Fund listed Open Whisper Systems as accepting $455,000 in 2013."




If anybody questions the article, it's still documented directly on the fund's site:

Open technology fund 2013 report:

https://www.opentechfund.org/sites/default/files/attachments...

"Open Whisper Systems $455,000"

https://www.opentechfund.org/about

"the Open Technology Fund (OTF) was created in early 2012 from U.S. Government (USG) funds and sustained by annual grants from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) as a program of Radio Free Asia (RFA)"




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