On December 8, 2009, the "Open Government Directive" was issued by the White House that requires government agencies to takes steps in establishing openness and transparency. The directive includes the publication of information and data sets.
Facebook has released Conceal, a set of Java APIs for fast encryption and data authentication. Conceal was developed to encrypt large data files (e.g., SD cards) on Android. With the release, Facebook targets older Android devices with less memory and slower processors. Facebook currently deploys Conceal to help protect users' private data and is now launching its functionality to the developer community.