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Blackphone

Blackphone 2 and Blackphone+ Hands-on

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

March 2nd, 2015

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.

iPhone and Android Mobile Apps: Privacy

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

February 3rd, 2015

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 …

BlackPhone Encryption Security Bug

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

January 28th, 2015

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 …

BlackBerry Vs. Blackphone Security

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

July 15th, 2014

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, …

Android Blackphone Release Date

The world’s most secure Android phone is now shipping

June 30th, 2014

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. For those of you who don’t remember, Silent Circle started teaming …

Blackphone Release Date

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

June 16th, 2014

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. …

Blackphone Android Phone

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

May 21st, 2014

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 …