An encryption firm called Silent Circle and Geeksphone, a niche Spanish phone manufacturer have joined hands for making the world’s first ever Anti-NSA smartphone. The device called Blackphone was announced today and said to be focusing on privacy and control.
[quote_box_center]“What we are trying to do is to make a smartphone whose whole purpose is to protect users’ privacy,” said Phil Zimmerman, a renowned cryptographer and one of Silent Circle’s founders.[/quote_box_center]
The device will be using Android as the platform for the phone and a “PrivatOS” launcher/skin on top of it. This will be responsible for securing the smartphone from spying. The device will let you use anonymous VPNs and store files in a secure manner.Now apart from that the only information we have is they are going to use powerful processor.
[quote_box_center]Performance benchmarks put it among the top performers from any manufacturer.
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But will this be enough for escaping the long reaches of NSA? We will have to wait and see. Pre-ordering will start from February 24, 2014 at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.
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