FreedomPop’s ‘Snowden phone’ encrypts your calls and data

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Intend to secure your phone calls and data from the feds, cyberpunks, and other snoops? FreedomPop’s new Personal privacy Phone assures to do simply that.

Nicknamed the “Snowden phone” after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the phone is in fact a Samsung Galaxy S2 that FreedomPop rejiggered into a call- and data-encrypting gadget. Furnished with 128-bit file encryption, the phone aims to safeguard your voice calls and text. A built-in online personal network lets you browse the Web anonymously.

Selling now for $189, the Personal privacy Phone comes with endless voice and texting. FreedomPop includes 50MB of month-to-month information accessibility for the initial three months and afterwards charges $10 a month after that. Individuals could pay for the phone anonymously through Bitcoin and request a brand-new contact number as commonly as they wish.

The retooled Galaxy S3 comes with a 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos C210 processor, a 4.3-inch screen, 16GB of internal storage space, and an 8-megapixel electronic camera.

“In light of recent infractions in customer’s privacy across social networks and mobile gadgets, personal privacy is becoming progressively vital to several Americans and most of us have a right to interact anonymously,” FreedomPop Main Operating Officer Steven Sesar said in a statement. “Large providers do not have the flexibility, need, or imagination to buy personal privacy. We don’t agree with this method and felt it was up to us to produce a genuinely personal mobile phone solution at a cost effective rate.”

You could examine the FreedomPop site to view whether insurance coverage is readily available in your area.

FreedomPop’s brand-new phone isn’t really the only device promising security and personal privacy. Revealed at last week’s Mobile World Congress by Geeksphone, the $629 Blackphone aims to encrypt your call and e-mails as well. Currently up for preorder, the Blackphone is due to debut this summertime.

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