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Renowned cryptographer believes his phone can stop the NSA

15
Jan
2014

Revelations about how insecure our communications are have been a daily fixture of the news cycle recently, and its in this climate that a pair of companies are combining to launch a new smartphone focused on privacy. The project is the brainchild of Phil Zimmermanns company Silent Circle and Geeksphone, a Spanish startup that created the Firefox OS developer devices. Zimmermann rose to fame as the creator of PGP, an early email encryption standard, before founding Silent Circle, a company focused on encrypted communications. How exactly Zimmermann and his associates will achieve this goal is unclear, but Silent Circle has a number of encryption products its likely to add to Android in place of the stock apps.

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