The enforcement division of the U. Archived from the original PDF on He further announced that over employees would be laid off. Since May , Kik has contained a safety feature that blurs messages from strangers, so that users must opt in to view content sent by people outside their network. Kik Messenger , commonly called Kik , is a freeware instant messaging mobile app from the Canadian company Kik Interactive, available free of charge on iOS and Android operating systems. Electronic Frontier Foundation. Kik Interactive was founded in by a group of students from the University of Waterloo in Canada who wished to create new technologies for use on mobile smartphones.