Blackphone 2 Vs. BlackBerry Passport

World’s most secure Android phone vows to ‘replace’ and ‘dominate’ BlackBerry

By on March 2, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

World’s most secure Android phone vows to ‘replace’ and ‘dominate’ BlackBerry

How hard is is to “dominate” a company whose mobile platform has an estimated 0.4% of the market? Probably more difficult than Silent Circle, the company behind the security-centric Blackphone, thinks. As Gizmodo reports, Silent Circle security specialist Mike Janke was positively beating his chest at Mobile World Congress this week talking about the new Blackphone 2, which he implied spells the end of BlackBerry once and for all. More →

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Blackphone 2 and Blackphone+ Hands-on

The world’s most secure Android phone just took things up a notch

By on March 2, 2015 at 5:11 PM.

The world’s most secure Android phone just took things up a notch

Silent Circle, makers of the most secure Android smartphone in the world, announced a bunch of new products on Monday at MWC 2015, including a new Blackphone 2 smartphone, a Blackphone+ tablet and special upcoming software features to further improve your privacy while you’re on a mobile device. More →

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iPhone and Android Mobile Apps: Privacy

Video: Yes, reading an app’s privacy policy aloud is pretty frightening

By on February 3, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

Video: Yes, reading an app’s privacy policy aloud is pretty frightening

One of the constant privacy topics that comes around like a boomerang every now and then is related to mobile apps and the permissions they require users to agree to before apps can be installed. But users rarely read the privacy policies that come with their apps, and rarely understand them when they actually do read them.

At least that’s what a video says, posted on YouTube by Silent Circle, the company making the most secure Android handset out there — though it too was found to have been potentially harmful to owners. More →

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BlackPhone Encryption Security Bug

Even the most secure Android phone ever had a critical security bug

By on January 28, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Even the most secure Android phone ever had a critical security bug

Marketed as the most secure Android handset available, the BlackPhone wasn’t completely safe from hackers’ attacks, as a recently discovered — and fixed — vulnerability in the phone’s instant messaging application could give them access to encrypted personal data such as messages, contacts and potential control over other “vital functions” of the handset, Ars Technica reports. More →

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Blackphone PrivatOS 1.1 Update

The most secure Android handset is soon getting a special privacy-focused app marketplace

By on December 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The most secure Android handset is soon getting a special privacy-focused app marketplace

The Blackphone, supposedly the most secure Android handset around when it comes to safeguarding the privacy of the user, is soon going to get even better, as the company behind it will release a special app store for secure applications for the handset. The company on Tuesday revealed that Blackphone will receive a major operating system update in early 2015, which will bring several new features to PrivatOS. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Blackphone Hackers

The world’s most secure Android phone gets rooted in just 5 minutes

By on August 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

The world’s most secure Android phone gets rooted in just 5 minutes

That sound you hear is BlackBerry executives cackling madly. N4BB points out that hacker @TeamAndIRC managed to root the Blackphone in just five minutes by enabling the Android Debugging Bridge (ADB) without unlocking the bootloader.  More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Blackphone Security

Blackphone hits back at BlackBerry, says people actually want to buy its phones

By on July 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

Blackphone hits back at BlackBerry, says people actually want to buy its phones

It looks like John Chen’s feisty BlackBerry has made itself another enemy. Last week, BlackBerry put up a post on its official blog that trashed the Blackphone for only offering “consumer-grade” security that couldn’t come close to touching BlackBerry’s enterprise-grade security. Blackphone isn’t taking this insult lying down, however, because it’s just shot back and said that, unlike BlackBerry, it makes secure smartphones that people actually want to buy. More →

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Android Blackphone Release Date

The world’s most secure Android phone is now shipping

By on June 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

The world’s most secure Android phone is now shipping

Android phones don’t exactly have a reputation for BlackBerry-like security but one new device is aiming to change that. Blackphone, a new Android device developed by the secure communications specialists at Silent Circle and that sells for $630 off contract, has now finally started shipping. More →

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Blackphone Release Date

World’s most secure Android phone finally starts shipping next month

By on June 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

World’s most secure Android phone finally starts shipping next month

Secure communications specialist Silent Circle recently set out to build the most secure Android phone in the world, and some have gone as far as to call the company’s Blackphone an “NSA-proof” smartphone. That statement can’t be confirmed, of course, since the NSA surely still has a few tricks up its sleeve that we don’t know about. What we can say, however, is that people concerned with keeping their mobile communications private will soon have a new option that is more secure than any publicly available Android phone currently on the market. More →

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Blackphone Android Phone

Company behind the most secure Android phone in the world raises $30M

By on May 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Company behind the most secure Android phone in the world raises $30M

Silent Circle started as an app developer dedicated to creating secure messaging and voice communications solutions. Following last year’s revelations surrounding PRISM and other NSA spying programs, the company decided to take things a step further and develop the “Blackphone” Android smartphone that focuses on security and privacy above all else. Apparently there is quite a bit of demand for such a device, because Silent Circle on Wednesday announced a big new funding round. More →

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Blackphone Specs, Price, Release Date

New Android phone thinks your privacy is worth $629

By on February 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

New Android phone thinks your privacy is worth $629

Blackphone, the Android phone that’s supposed to enhance the privacy of the user, actually has a price and can be pre-ordered. The device costs $629, The Next Web reports, and the smartphone will start shipping this June. In addition to pre-order details for the smartphone, Geeksphone has also listed some specs and features for the device. The Blackphone will offer a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera 802.11n, and 4G LTE support. More →

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Blackphone Android Smartphone Launch

‘Blackphone’ might be the first NSA-proof smartphone

By on January 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

‘Blackphone’ might be the first NSA-proof smartphone

Blackphone will supposedly be the first Android smartphone in the world to focus on privacy and control, and the device will be unveiled in Barcelona next month, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Blackphone initiative is a joint international effort, co-founded by Spanish hardware manufacturer Geeksphone and Silent Circle, provider of various software solutions meant to protect users’ privacy. More →

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