With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

Blackphone Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, one half of the SGP Technologies joint venture behind the pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone, has just announced it’s reached an agreement to buy out its hardware partner, Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone. Read More

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Blackphone Confirms Privacy-Focused App Store And Device Sandboxes Incoming

BlackPhone BlackPhone, the post-Snowden, pro-privacy Android smartphone joint venture between secure comms company Silent Circle and phone maker Geeksphone, has confirmed it will be adding an app store to its PrivatOS in an update early next year, and also a sandboxing feature called Spaces. Read More
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Pro-Privacy Blackphone Now Shipping

Blackphone The pro-privacy Blackphone, a hardened Android smartphone that focuses on making rigorous security features more accessible to a general phone user, has started shipping to its first wave of buyers. Blackphone is a partnership between Spanish mobile maker Geeksphone and security company Silent Circle. The phone, which uses a “security-oriented” Android build called… Read More

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