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Silent Circle reveals secure Blackphone 2 phone, Blackphone+ tablet

The privacy protection company will upgrade its snoop-resistant handset later this year and introduce a tablet, too. Also new: a push for business customers spooked by Sony hacks.

By 2 March 2015


Security and Microsoft take center stage as Mobile World Congress 2015 opens

Mobile World Congress has officially begun in Barcelona, Spain. Here's all the stuff you missed at the first day of the show.

By 3 March 2015


Buyout puts supersecure Blackphone in one company's hands

The security-obsessed company called Silent Circle is now solely in control of its phone for encrypted communications. It has also raised $50 million and will announce new devices next week.

By 28 February 2015


No black art to the Blackphone's quest for smartphone privacy

While Blackphone sales are off to a lukewarm start, our hands-on with the privacy-obsessed smartphone finds that it simplifies staying secure on the go.

By 30 September 2014


​Microsoft, Blackphone launch bug bounties

Tech titan and privacy-focused upstart announce an ongoing open season against bugs in an effort to improve security.

By 25 September 2014


Blackphone preorders ship; new orders to open 7/14

The privacy-focused device, created in response to leaker Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA, sells for $629.

By 1 July 2014


Nvidia's Tegra chip powers ultrasecure Blackphone

We learn a little more about the specs inside the security-conscious smartphone unveiled this past February at Mobile World Congress.

By 29 April 2014


Privacy-focused Blackphone on show at MWC

GeeksPhone shows off their privacy-focused BlackPhone at MWC.

By 26 February 2014


Best of Mobile World Congress: Samsung Galaxy S5, Mozilla $25 phone, smart glove and more

From fitness bands to highly secure phones via future tech, we honour the products that turned our heads at MWC.

By 28 February 2014


Cryptographer creates Blackphone to "ensure privacy"

Phil Zimmerman, creator of PGP, will reveal the Android-based Blackphone at Mobile World Congress in February.

By 16 January 2014