How the Silent Phone app works

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has used a self-destructing text messaging app called Silent Phone raising concerns about the potential for the app to undermine open records laws and thwart public oversight of law enforcement.
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has used a self-destructing text messaging app called Silent Phone raising concerns about the potential for the app to undermine open records laws and thwart public oversight of law enforcement.

Jason Hancock is The Star’s lead political reporter, providing coverage of government and politics on both sides of the state line. A two-time National Headliner Award winner, he’s been repeatedly named one of the “best state political reporters” in America by the Washington Post.