Blackphone: an Android phone that puts privacy first

This is Blackphone. It’s a smartphone born from a growing desire for privacy in the wake of months of leaks that prove security agencies like the NSA are interested in monitoring our communications. It runs Android, which many might perceive as a relatively insecure mobile operating system, but its makers have made significant changes, some visible and some behind the scenes, and relabeled it “PrivatOS.”

The Blackphone looks like a fairly standard Android phone. It’s got a 4.7-inch HD (the exact resolution has yet to be announced) IPS display, a 2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera, LTE — pretty much everything you’d want in a smartphone, and very little you wouldn’t. Produced by Silent Circle, a company…

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