Blackphone: the first smartphone protected from listening

    Specialists from the cryptographic company Silent Circle, together with Geeksphone, have developed a new smartphone model, which originally built-in cryptographic protection of communications, including voice conversations, text messages, files (transfer and storage in encrypted form) and video chats. Blackphone is the first mobile phone of this class.

    Blackphone works under the PrivatOS operating system, which is a fork of Android, focused on security. The smartphone will not be tied to any specific carrier or even the manufacturer.

    Recall that the well-known cryptographer Philip Zimmermann, creator of PGP technology, is part of Silent Circle.

    Acceptance of pre-orders for a new phone will begin on February 24, 2014. For the production and promotion of secure smartphones, Silent Circle and Geeksphone formed a joint venture registered in Switzerland.

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