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NSA scandal has spawned an industry for spy-proof smartphones

03
Jan
2014

“A crypto war is coming to your pocket,” The Wall Street Journal says in a new report detailing the spy-proof smartphone initiatives of several security companies that have reacted to the many reports detailing the NSA’s worldwide spying operations by creating new, supposedly secure products for companies and government employees. In France, two companies are working on Android devices that should be more secure to spying attacks than the average mobile offerings found in carrier stores. Bull SA is shipping the Hoox m2 smartphone for €2,000 ($2,760), a smartphone running a re-engineered Android version to “resist hacking and encrypt calls.” The following video further details the Hoox m2, a device that employs a fingerprint sensor. Thales SA is taking a

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