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  1. SK-1

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    There are those who might be concerned about spying — by the government, hackers or someone else — on their phone calls and text messages. Well, now there’s an app for that.

    According to Slate, the firm Silent Circle has released a smartphone app that encrypts data. As Ryan Gallagher for Slate puts it, “that means photographs, videos, spreadsheets, you name it—sent scrambled from one person to another in a matter of seconds.”

    The company’s press release stated the Silent Phone app is available for both Apple and Android devices. It is described as the first peer-to-peer encryption tool for smartphones and tablets, which means information doesn’t pass through a third-party.

    “Senior corporate executives and government officials are using work-issued smartphones and their own personal devices under BYOD for sensitive discussions, despite their increasing susceptibility to eavesdropping and other surveillance threats across all communication mediums,” Silent Circle CTO, co-founder and former PGP Corporation co-founder Jon Callas said in a statement . “Silent Phone is an easy to use, yet powerful smart phone application that leverages state of the art technology and is now available for iOS and Android, the two most popular smart phone platforms.”

    The app creators discuss the need for encryption in this video:
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  2. BrooksyX

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    I remember hearing about this. Major downside is that the person on the other end of this also has to have the app installed, right?
     
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    Meh sounds like a government plant to get people to say things they THINK are encrypted.
     
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    Investor video propaganda. If someone is this concerned the GSM data is encrypted, and for more security you can purchase or make "one time" sheets for messages.


    Or


    http://www.fourmilab.ch/onetime/otpjs.html


    1) ppdy=nsay 2) xetn=oozb
    3) ubbm%uqwo 4) edun}oypn
    5) nqhx<cdri 6) pcqd[gbeh
    7) yxln!tzso 8) dnyo}mcda
    9) dqml{kofk 10) shkr&wpoh
    11) zuxd[txas 12) nlme;wrcr
    13) oxgh<szhg 14) gzal<tshl
    15) vusb~nuoz 16) dyxt#ujpe
    17) ryog^hetb 18) ogim#babg
    19) wwsf#qjbc 20) ipzx:zkew
    21) ghbm]godp 22) bvux?gbgc
    23) abri_leyd 24) nwia=apzs
    25) sowo&icsk 26) dfcm%obrc


    Rearrange the numbers in another pattern, like as M=1, N=2, L=3, or random.
     
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    This was my first guess too.
     
  6. odameyer

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    Disregard "smart"phones. Use shortwave.

    Assume that all of your phone calls and texts that go through the cellular towers are being stored by the NSA somewhere.
     
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    I have nothing to hide. Listen in on me any time you want. I let it all hang out. No shame in my game. ^^
     
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    It's not about having anything to hide or not. It's about the erosion of civil liberties. Chip by chip, by chip.
     

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