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(WTOP)   Introducing the new Blackphone, an ultra-secure, super-private, highly encrypted device that will protect your every communication from every possible eavesdropper except, of course, the NSA   (wtop.com) divider line 26
    More: Fail, NSA, Blackphone, communications security, encryption key, Silent Circle, Fort Meade, cryptographic protocol, web browsing  
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2014-02-26 08:34:52 AM  
Can you buy them even if you're not black?
 
2014-02-26 08:35:24 AM  
In other words, totally useless in terms of privacy, just like any other phone?
 
2014-02-26 08:36:51 AM  
That name is bad marketing.  Every time I saw the word "Blackphone" in that article, my brain read it as "Blackberry".
 
2014-02-26 08:38:17 AM  
I have no problems with the NSA, they can wire tap me all they want. The only ones scared are the ones who are doing stupid shiat or people who are frankly paranoid and batshiat stupid to begin with.
 
2014-02-26 08:38:34 AM  
Your wife will still know if you're texting a stripper.
 
2014-02-26 08:39:59 AM  

Misconduc: I have no problems with the NSA, they can wire tap me all they want. The only ones scared are the ones who are doing stupid shiat or people who are frankly paranoid and batshiat stupid to begin with.


I predict that you will get an ample catch today.
 
2014-02-26 08:41:45 AM  
"There is no such device that is NSA-proof," says Mike Janke, co-founder and CEO of Silent Circle, in an interview with Mashable.

Third-party open-source encryption that runs directly on your phone is a good start. EDS uses TrueCrypt container files.
 
2014-02-26 08:43:02 AM  

mayIFark: In other words, totally useless in terms of privacy, just like any other phone?


No what he is saying is that with the use of that Silent Circle it makes the phone more secure than other phones, but nothing is 100% secure and people should remember that.
 
2014-02-26 08:44:11 AM  

Misconduc: I have no problems with the NSA, they can wire tap me all they want. The only ones scared are the ones who are doing stupid shiat or people who are frankly paranoid and batshiat stupid to begin with.


*swim* *swim* *swim*
*sniff* *sniff*
*nibble*
PAHTOOY
*swim* *swim* *swim*
 
2014-02-26 08:45:43 AM  

ongbok: mayIFark: In other words, totally useless in terms of privacy, just like any other phone?

No what he is saying is that with the use of that Silent Circle it makes the phone more secure than other phones, but nothing is 100% secure and people should remember that.


I understand, and what I am saying is that once you have one leak like the NSA, its already game over.
 
2014-02-26 08:46:55 AM  
It's the wild color scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it.
 
2014-02-26 08:47:36 AM  
"Introducing the new Blackphone, an ultra-secure, super-private, highly encrypted device that will protect your every communication from every possible eavesdropper"

and is one cracked RSA key away from being... You know... A phone.
 
2014-02-26 08:50:40 AM  
QuesoDelicioso:

It's the wild color scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it.

HHGTTG reference aside, isn't black raised labeling on black backgrounds the current state of affairs in consumer electronics?
 
2014-02-26 08:58:12 AM  

mayIFark: In other words, totally useless in terms of privacy, just like any other phone?


Well, not totally useless. They will keep out lazy government agents, lazy terrorists, lazy surveillance experts, lazy lawyers, and so on. Oh, and there needs to be one of these at the other end, too.
 
2014-02-26 09:01:05 AM  

ongbok: mayIFark: In other words, totally useless in terms of privacy, just like any other phone?

No what he is saying is that with the use of that Silent Circle it makes the phone more secure than other phones, but nothing is 100% secure and people should remember that.


You shouldn't frighten the little cherub with notions like a non-binary world or 'two people might be a little bit right'.
 
2014-02-26 09:06:38 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: maxheck: QuesoDelicioso:

It's the wild color scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it.

HHGTTG reference aside, isn't black raised labeling on black backgrounds the current state of affairs in consumer electronics?

true... but not impressed till they can come up with a black light that glows black... not purple, but black.


We might need better eyes to appreciate it. Perhaps eyes that respond to a different wavelength...
 
2014-02-26 09:24:47 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: Misconduc: I have no problems with the NSA, they can wire tap me all they want. The only ones scared are the ones who are doing stupid shiat or people who are frankly paranoid and batshiat stupid to begin with.

*swim* *swim* *swim*
*sniff* *sniff*
*nibble*
PAHTOOY
*swim* *swim* *swim*


Thanks for the laugh this morning!
 
2014-02-26 10:08:11 AM  
Does it come with a free repeat greenlight?
 
GBB
2014-02-26 10:11:07 AM  
Does it come in white?
 
2014-02-26 10:21:19 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: There is no such thing as a secure storage medium... even your brain can be read with a $5 hammer.

As to encryption, the only totally secure encryption is a one time pad... but even that is only as secure as long as the key is not compromised.


And that the people care that much about the contents of the conversation that they will go to that option.

The Blackphone will still "leak" metadata like any other phone, and that is what is vacuumed up in bulk collection:  Your location, who you call, when you call, etc.  That can't be obscured as long as you have a provider willing to divulge it to [insert least fav agency here].  So while the actual conversation may be confidential, they know you talked.
 
2014-02-26 10:24:04 AM  
Can I just order direct from NSA?

QuesoDelicioso: It's the wild color scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it.


Have you seen the Michael Jackson Special Edition?
 
2014-02-26 01:10:03 PM  
media.tumblr.com

And there is also the MP3 player for African Americans to listen to during traffic stops in Texas.
 
2014-02-26 03:24:11 PM  

Misconduc: I have no problems with the NSA, they can wire tap me all they want. The only ones scared are the ones who are doing stupid shiat or people who are frankly paranoid and batshiat stupid to begin with.


Oh, you are one of those government shills that was mentioned in the NSA infiltration article from yesterday. Thanks for self-identifying.
 
2014-02-26 05:22:45 PM  
It cannot use the actual cell phone voice data stream, though, since that is not encrypted in the US (or probably anywhere else in the world). It uses a broadband/Internet data stream, which can be encrypted, instead.

Anyone remember the Clipper Chip?
 
2014-02-26 05:41:20 PM  

QuesoDelicioso: It's the wild color scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it.


i192.photobucket.com

Thinks he sees what you did there.
 
2014-02-27 12:07:54 PM  
QuesoDelicioso: It's the wild color scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it.

DjangoStonereaver: [Nigel]
Thinks he sees what you did there.

This guys definitely knows what you did there:

andreasgal.files.wordpress.com
 
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