Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Secure?
Susan Rambo   1/20/2014 1:41:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Agreed. It will be interesting to see how the company deals with the NSA or other government security agency and what guarantees of privacy it can make to the customer. The Blackphone may end up with an asterisk and fine print on its marketing claims.

cookiejar
User Rank
CEO
Secure?
cookiejar   1/20/2014 1:13:06 PM
NO RATINGS
One would be naive to assume that the NAS/FBI/CIA wouldn't pay the company a visit  and insist on a "back door" for national security.

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Re: How does it work
Susan Rambo   1/18/2014 3:53:04 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm also wondering if blocking snooping adds any complexity to the code and if so, what do you think it would be? What are the compromises developers of such phones have to make? Or is it just the consumer that may compromise to protect his or her data from non-governmental snooping? (Who knows if you can protect your data from government snoops.)

_hm
User Rank
CEO
Germany and Angela Merkel thought so
_hm   1/18/2014 12:11:19 PM
NO RATINGS
It may look so. German agency and Angela Merkel also thought so. But when NSA and other gets invovled, they decipher the required information and get your information.

Also if you use these devices, they may pursue you more.

 

Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Manager
Re: How does it work
Sheetal.Pandey   1/18/2014 3:09:17 AM
NO RATINGS
This is an abolutely necessary feature as now smartphones have all the identitiies of the user and almost all private data is in there and many apps take all the permissions to use them before installation. Although it may not be completely possible to block these apps asking for permission but snooping can be definitely blocked.

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
How does it work
Susan Rambo   1/17/2014 4:39:14 PM
NO RATINGS
I want to know how this blackphone thing works. It's a good marketing ploy, though, but is it just snakeoil?



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
13 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...