Blackphone: An Encrypted Phone That Promises Complete Privacy
Geeksphone, the backers of Firefox OS has joined hands with Silent Circle to bring back the private world to the people who are annoyed since they found NSA’s prying nose in their world. Not sure if it’s a marketing campaign by the team, but the team promises a fully encrypted android phone to revive the lost privacy circle.
The phone is powered by the PrivatOS an android based operating system that comes stacked with all the necessary tools for a private communication and business operations. As per the Blackphone website, the PrivatOS has its own family of tools and the phone is completely unlocked to grant access to every digital footprints of the user and provides a secure connection via VPN.
Their media suggests that the Blackphone project has world-wide contributors and the primary aspect is the factor of privacy. The other partner in the project, Silent Circle, is already a leading encryption communication app vendor for the digital devices. With apps like Wickr, there is a way for an encrypted communication on normal phones, but this Blackphone suggests that the entire race of encryption apps will finally have a single roof to live under with the perfect blend of hardware.
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This post was first published on January 15, 2014.