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Security experts develop spy free Blackphone

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Security experts around PGP creator Phil Zimmermann, silent circle and the Spanish phone manufacturer Geeksphone have formed a joint venture to develop a possible espionage secure Smartphone and to bring to the market. Blackphone is the Switzerland.

They will use an Android fork called our operating system. The device should neither be bound by network operators to manufacturers and enable secure communication via phone calls, text messaging, file transfer and Exchange, as well as via video chat.

In addition to Carpenter the Geeksphone founder Javier Aguera and Rodrigo Silva-Ramos, PGP co-founder and silent circle CTO Jon Callas include and silent circle SEO Mike Janke (a former member of the special unit of U.S. Navy SEALs) of the initiators. Zimmermann comments go in fulfilling a wish: "I have my whole career thus spent, to introduce secure telephony products. Blackphone provides users everything they need to ensure the privacy and control over all of their communication. To all other high end Smartphone-features, you can now expect come".

The Blackphone will be presented at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Pre-orders will be accepted late February - then - well. The initiators have still not named a price.

Geeksphone from Madrid was known all over Europe and beyond via its Firefox smartphones. Silent circle is a global communications company, who operated the silent mail's secure email service, until the founders decided, apparently due to increasing pressure by intelligence agencies and other authorities to recruit him - almost at the same time offering a similar used by Edward Snowden lava bit about headquartered in Washington DC.

[with material from Charlie Osborne, ZDNet.com]

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