Boeing Black (boeing.com)

Boeing Black (boeing.com)

Last Wednesday, Feb. 26, Boeing unveiled the Boeing Black a smartphone that is “tamper-proof” and made with privacy-oriented people in mind.  According to reports, the secure phone will run on Google’s Android platform and have an array of privacy options, including encrypting calls in order to keep one’s information safe from third parties.  The phone will only be available to governmental outfits such as the defense and homeland security, who frequently handle highly sensitive information.

 

 

Blackphone (blackphone.ch)

Blackphone (blackphone.ch)

This idea for a security-focused smartphone is not unique to Boeing. The Blackphone which was unveiled last week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) will also have Android programming and access to privacy-enabled media like Silent Text, Silent Phone, and Silent Contacts. According to Digital Trends, the Blackphone is “from global encrypted communications service Silent Circle and mobile phone solutions outfit Geeksphone.” The main focus of the Blackphone is to protect your privacy in a world where your data is up for grabs.

 

 

 

 

These high tech phones will be perfect for your paranoid neighbor who not-so-secretly thinks the NSA is out to get him. Just do not tell him that the NSA could still get around these privacy features.

 

What do you think about these high-security phones? Do you think this is necessary? Is this a good selling point? Comment below or tweet me @kateeb790!