January 16, 2014

Blackphone: a privacy-oriented, high-end, unlocked phone

Screen Shot 2014-01-16 at 8.58.10 AM.png boingboing on the Blackphone, a secure, privacy-oriented mobile phone company co-founded by PGP inventor Phil Zimmerman.

quotemarksright.jpgIt integrates a lot of the privacy functionality of Zimmerman's Silent Circle, which makes Android-based privacy tools (secure calls, messaging, storage and proxies). Blackphone also runs Android, with a skin that switches on all the security stuff by default. The company is based in Switzerland, whose government privacy rules are better than most.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Pre-ordering begins at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain. February 24, 2014. Image via Engadget.

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