BARCELONA, Spain -- If you're afraid your smartphone is sharing too much of your private information, it's too late to worry because it probably is. However, paranoid smartphone users now have an option that should give them much more peace of mind. The Blackphone from Geeksphone goes beyond any phone that came before it in terms of security. It's available for pre-order now and will ship this summer for $629.
So, the first thing I think about when I hear the words "security phone" is really complicated gobbledygook that I'll never fully understand. However, … Read more
The Revolution comes with either Google's Android or Mozilla's Boot2Gecko -- the open-source browser-based OS that's better known as Firefox OS. "Firefox OS is a brand currently not available for independent manufacturers not associated with carriers," Geeksphone said, so it's stuck with the B2G name that Mozilla uses to refer to the software project.
Geeksphone switched from the ARM processors in its earlier phones … Read more
A new Android-powered smartphone soon to be launched will put privacy and control directly in the hands of its users.
On Wednesday, Silent Circle and Geeksphone announced the formation of a new Switzerland-based joint venture and its first surveillance-thwarting product, the Blackphone.
Powered by a security-oriented Android build named PrivatOS, Blackphone is touted as a carrier and vendor-independent smartphone that will allow consumers and businesses to make and receive secure phone calls, exchange secure texts, transfer and store files, and video chat without compromising privacy on the device.
The smartphone is the brainchild of security and technology specialists including Phil … Read more