Worried about your smartphone privacy? Creating a truly snoop-proof phone is impossible, but Blackphone 2 is trying to get as close as possible. The newest version of Silent Circle’s security-focused smartphone is available today.
"While the rest of the market is going one way, with selfie sticks and curved screens, we're going down another, to the heart of problems, sticking with privacy and security," said Silent Circle's Mike Janke at the launch of the company's new secure smartphone, the Blackphone 2. And he's not kidding — though no frills…
The Blackphone is an Android handset for people who think 'tinfoil-hat-wearing' is a prudent measure, not an insult. It launched earlier this year, but now it's getting the ability to actually install third-party apps. Aww, our little baby, he's growing up so fast.
Government employees who rely on Blackberry's famously secure encryption might have another phone to choose from some day soon: Myce reports that Boeing has quietly filed papers with the FCC for a phone that self-destructs if you tamper with it. It's called the Boeing Black, of course.
Paranoid? Privacy conscious? Somewhere in between? Well there's now an unlocked (forked) Android phone for you. Blackphone is on the scene and it looks as discrete as it keeps all your juicy info.
Privacy is at the forefront of everybody's mind, now more than ever. So Blackphone, which will run a "security-oriented" version of Android and claims to be able to foil the NSA, couldn't be better timed.