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Secusmart Encrypted Phone Calls for BlackBerry Now Available to All


BlackBerry and Secusmart made a bit of a splash recently with all of the NSA phone snooping craziness. Angela Merkel ordered 2,000 BlackBerry Z10 phones with the Secusmart voice encryption software on a chip to encrypt all of their phone conversations. So far that solution was only available to governments and large enterprises. Now they told Bloomberg that it is available to all in a 2,000 Euro device. This is for those lawyers, bankers, and other companies that absolutely have to have confidential phone conversations. Supposedly BlackBerry’s former CEO, Thosten Heins, had a personal hand in making the Secusmart cooperation happen for BlackBerry 10.

Hopefully BlackBerry is capitalizing on the opportunity. I am sure they could even build their own solution and pitch it to governments that are tired of NSA snooping.

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  1. This is awesome. I can definitely see a market for super secure devices opening up.

  2. is this going to be an option or is this going to be a paid service. Also is this going to only available if both parties have the is option ?

    • It is only an option if you buy the phone for 2000 Euros.

      It would be completely pointless if it only worked if both parties have the encryption. I would guess it works no matter who you call but Ronen can correct me.

  3. i have been waitin for this for a long time now

  4. And in 5 years time we intercept some NSA slides indicating that SD cards have a backdoor which makes it possible for someone to listen in before the encryption takes place 😉

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