Your favorite emoji can now have a secret meaning.
Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has created a new game that uses emoji to teach people about encryption.
The web-based tool, called Codemoji, allows you to send coded messages to friends using emoji. It uses emoji characters to create simple ciphers in order to illustrate the basics of encryption.
Here’s how it works: begin by writing a message you want your friends to decode, then pick an emoji that will serve as the key to decoding it. Codemoji then scrambles your message into a string of emoji characters, which you send to friends. Read more…