June 19, 2014
If you’re worried about the NSA listening in on your smartphone, Silent Circle’s “Blackphone” may be the last best hope.
First announced in January, the Android-based phone goes on sale before the start of July for $629, according to NBC News.
While the price is a bit hefty, it comes with impressive features, including fully encrypted voice, text, and video calls, and a virtual private network that anonymizes web surfing — all built on a custom version of Android.
Demand for such a device certainly ramped up after Edward Snowden began leaking top-secret documents detailing NSA surveillance programs, but Silent Circle had been working on the device long before.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:22 am