updated - September 27, 2020 Sunday EDT
Despite all the security measures that one can take, many consumers are still very cautious when it comes to sharing private, personal, and confidential information over the phone. This is particularly true if the call is made over the telephone or a smartphone. And with hackers being ever present, this is only a logical thing to do. In fact, according to Time Magazine, almost 50 percent of Americans are wary when it comes to sharing such information over phone calls.
It is because of this security and privacy concern that the Blackphone has been developed. The manufacturer, which shares the same thing, claims that this smartphone has been specifically designed to prioritize the user's privacy above everything else. It is powered by a customized Android OS. The term "customized" here is used because all of the features that are said to make information vulnerable to being stolen are have been removed.
In addition, the phone is also equipped with a program designed to put encryption on text messages, voice calls, and web browsing histories. As what the company has stated, the developers have equipped the device with the best in "cryptology, security, and mobile technology." It is also being touted as a device that ensures the data of the user will be safeguarded at all times.
However, as the CEO of Blackphone Toby Weir-Jones has stated, users of this special type of smartphone should still practice cautiousness even if they own a secure device such as this one. He explained that "It's dangerous to assume anything is a magic invisibility cloak."
This kind of technology, despite its caveats and the fact that 100 percent information security is not guaranteed, still deserves praise. This is why the Blackphone has been included in the recent list of the Time Magazine enumerating some of the best smartphone inventions this year.
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