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Susan Rambo
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How does it work
Susan Rambo   1/17/2014 4:39:14 PM
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I want to know how this blackphone thing works. It's a good marketing ploy, though, but is it just snakeoil?

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Re: How does it work
Sheetal.Pandey   1/18/2014 3:09:17 AM
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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.

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Germany and Angela Merkel thought so
_hm   1/18/2014 12:11:19 PM
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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.

 

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Re: How does it work
Susan Rambo   1/18/2014 3:53:04 PM
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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.)

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Secure?
cookiejar   1/20/2014 1:13:06 PM
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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.

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Re: Secure?
Susan Rambo   1/20/2014 1:41:53 PM
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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.



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