Posts tagged with: Silent Circle
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    As I write this review, my Facebook wall sits abuzz with consternation from friends and family alike, all of them complaining about the same offense in a rare show of unified ire. Facebook's recent mandate that mobile users install its Messenger app, with all its Orwellian security permissions, has reignited a discussion more and more common among the general public: in today's world, how much privacy are we really giving away ... and how do we get some of it back? To answer the latter question, cyber-security outfit Silent Circle came together with hardware firm Geeksphone to ...

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    Some have referred to Blackphone as a smartphone for people who are "paranoid", I don't see it that way. Blackphone offers something that, as a society, we give away too freely: our privacy. Many will say "if you don't have anything to hide, you don't have anything to worry about", yet these people still close the door on the stall when using the restroom, and have curtains over their windows to keep people from snooping. That's what Blackphone does, only for your personal communications. How it does that is a little complicated, so let's walk through what kinds of security Blackphone ...

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    Who's reading your emails? Browsing your contacts? Watching over your shoulder as you interact with websites? As smartphones become the hub for the majority of our conversations, anyone interested in keeping his or her life private has to start thinking hard about just how much they trust their phones to keep their info secure. Back near the start of the year we first heard about the Blackphone, a handset being developed by GeeksPhone and Silent Circle with the express purpose of giving users the tools they need to keep their communications private. We've been following its progress ...

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    For those of you that weren't believers of the Blackphone when it was announced and launched a couple of months ago, think again. Back when we were at MWC 2014, the Blackphone booth was the most concurred of the show, and this clearly points to how much interest there is in companies to get a phone with added security features. If you're asking yourself just how much interest we're talking about, the number is in the millions. Silent Circle has just raised $30 million from different investors, and according to the statement, this is all to meet the staggering demand it has had for the ...

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    We've heard quite a bit about the new "Blackphone" which promises to keep your contacts and conversations secure -- as long as you're talking to someone else who is using the same security setup.  It's a great concept, but it has yet to hit a point of critical mass where not only is the phone is generally accepted, but the services are actively sought after by a large segment of the general public. That point, I suspect, isn't too far into the future. Black phones will become more popular, and possibly even a "killer app" before to long. Killer Apps When talking about black phones which ...

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    Why would you want a "black phone", one that's not susceptible to the privacy holes found in all of today's smartphones? That's a question that Jaime Rivera touched on at this year's MWC. The answer is fairly simple, given today's circumstances and situations. But let's jump back a few years before we get to that. Looking back even three or four years, if someone had told you that various companies and law enforcement agencies could track where you were down to a few dozen feet, and were actually doing so (and without a warrant, no less), you'd probably have thought that person was a bit ...

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    "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ..." That's what the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America says. Put another way: Privacy is a Civil Right. Other countries have similar laws, some with greater power to protect the people, some with less. That's all been thrown in the rubbish bin -- and your privacy with it -- thanks to the broad and arguably over-reaching eye of the National Security Agency: the NSA. Google is creepy Yesterday I wrote about ...

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