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3/7/2014
11:35 AM
Randy Siegel
Randy Siegel
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Smartphone Security: Two Shades Of Black

Boeing Black and Geeksphone Blackphone both made a splash at Mobile World Congress. Learn about the companies' distinctly different approaches to security.
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Blackphone (Source: Geeksphone)
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Stevemartin
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5/23/2014 | 7:49:06 AM
Smartphone Security
Both of these have nice features and good supporting OS as well. It's a good step towards protect the digotal privacy and if they include top vpn then it will be much beneficial.
Netsecrex
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3/11/2014 | 11:13:00 AM
Re: Switzerland angle
To be clear and according to Silent Circle's website.  Their servers are currently located in Canada and will eventually be opening up in Switzerland.  A thing to note, Canada has some of the stricted privacy laws around.
WKash
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3/11/2014 | 9:58:10 AM
Re: Switzerland angle
It's interesting to see how a nation that earned its reputation as a financial haven for those wanting to protect their wealth has evolved into a data haven for those wanting to protect their digital privacy.

 
randy-center-circle
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3/10/2014 | 4:54:55 PM
Re: Switzerland angle
Laurianne - Sorry for tardy reply. The Swiss angle simply has to do with privacy concerns. By basing their servers in Switzerland, Silent Circle (as well as a host of other company's) , are not subject to the same reporting, auditing and compliancy standards as other countries. In general, the idea of having servers OCONUS (outside the continental United States) is to have a "neutral" country outside of the reach of any one nation state to in order to better secure privacy (at least that's the thinking here). Best - RS
micjustin33
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3/10/2014 | 9:24:28 AM
Re: Switzerland angle
After the Snowden's leaks, it has obvious that no feature of our digital life is secret. Your messages, photos, videos, whereabouts and preferences leave a lasting blueprint for the NSA.

Tor is mainly used to obscure personality of internet users. It can help you keep off from surveillance observe and traffic analysis used by search engines, websites and online applications.

Tor's New Smart OS Will Secure Your Smart Phone. Tor mobile operating system will definitely get a warm reception from the online privacy community
Laurianne
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3/7/2014 | 12:36:44 PM
Switzerland angle
Randy, what if anything does the Swiss angle here mean for users of the phone? What are the legal implications?
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