Blackphone Is The Android Phone Privacy Advocates Long For

It seems almost every day we learn more about how our privacy is being infringed upon, and now a smartphone company is trying to do something about it. The Blackphone, an international partnership with Silent Circle and Geeksphone, will run a “security-oriented” version of Android that has been termed PrivatOS, which will let users make and receive secure phone calls, texts, video chats, file transfers, and anonymous internet activities via VPNs. The companies who created the device have extensive development experience, having worked with Firefox OS dev devices and encryption standards in the past. More details will be announced at the Mobile World Congress, but for now, it appears that privacy advocates finally have a new tech device to cheer for – and maybe even trust.