Items tagged with Silent Circle

Silent Circle is kicking off the week with a new smartphone, the Blackphone 2. Like the original, the second generation Blackphone puts privacy and security front and center by offering full device encryption through the company's Silent OS, a custom version of Android intended for enterprise customers. The Blackphone 2 sports a much better spec sheet than its predecessor. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS display protected with Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 oca-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a 3,060 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology. "The launch of Blackphone 2 is a game... Read more...
Our illusion of privacy was shattered when it came to light that our government is plugged into just about every form of communication that exists. To give users back some measure of privacy, Silent Circle has launched a fixed price, global encrypted calling service that allows customers to make and receive truly private phone calls without Uncle Sam listening in. According to Reuters, the secure voice and data calling plan will work on iOS and Android devices at the outset, with plans to port a version over to Windows Phone sometime down the line. Customers will be able to place secure phone calls with 79 countries. Not only will this compete against traditional phone carriers, especially since... Read more...
Snapchat has become a sort of cultural phenomenon in the online community, one that has skyrocketed in popularity, especially among teens and young adults. Facebook is among those who believe Snapchat is more than just a passing fad, hence why the world's largest social network reportedly tried to acquire the picture and video sharing service for more than $3 billion, an offer that was rebuffed by Snapchat. No matter how you look at it, turning down a buyout offer in the neighborhood of $3 billion is risky business. That's not to say Snapchat isn't worth more, or couldn't be worth more in the long run, but you also have to keep in mind the ever-changing status among teens of what's hot and what's... Read more...