Twitter acquires Mitro Labs

twitter3Twitter has acquired Mitro Labs, a company that is developing a secure, password manager for individuals and groups.  This appears to be a talent hire. Twitter is allowing the service to continue to operate and Mitro has released all of its server and client code under the GPL license on Github.

Here is the announcement on the Mitro website.

We’re excited to announce that the Mitro team is joining Twitter’s location team in New York, focusing on a variety of geo-related projects! As we transition to Twitter, we want to provide you with some updates on our product.

Mitro is now open-source.

mitro labs1As of today, we are releasing all of Mitro’s server and client code under the GPL license on Github. We’ve been working hard to build a secure, easy-to-use password manager for individuals and groups. We’ve made great progress and we believe that the community can help us accomplish even more. With that in mind, we’re excited to be receiving advice and assistance from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in transitioning Mitro to a sustainable, community-run project (see the EFF’s announcement). The service will continue to operate as-is for the foreseeable future. To learn more and to see how you can help, please join the discussion on the mailing list.

We want to thank our users, institutional investors (especially Stan Reiss at Matrix and Rich Miner at Google Ventures), and angel investors for helping us build a product that is both secure and usable. We’d also like to thank Twitter for their support as we make this transition.

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