Tag: Criticism

Motorola AME 2000

Motorola AME 2000This phone can not be evaluated because it is for use in law enforcement and US Government only. It is safe to assume that the US government would be able to listen in on the calls to ensure security. Therefore this encrypted phone would not be desirable for anyone seeking total... Read More »

Boeing Black smartphone

Boeing Black smartphoneThis encrypted phone by Boeing can not be evaluated because we could not buy one. It is available for government employees or contractors only. However, it would be our assumption that the government would have a way of listening to it’s employes for security reasons. This would make the phone very undesirable to those wanting... Read More »

RedPhone -potential security questions exist

RedPhone -potential security questions existIn this article, from techrepublic.com, we see the concerns due to both the, …”that the operating system or even the hardware itself could be compromised”. The article goes on to state concerns regarding the source code, as quoted, …”there is no means of direct verification of the code”. Read the article and source information below.... Read More »

Cellcrypt collaborates with Verison and Govt

Cellcrypt collaborates with Verison and GovtThis article from the mobileburn.com suggests a closeness with the government that may make some people nervous. The question in the back of buyers minds after reading this article could actually drive people away. Are buyers supposed to believe that the military is going let this be, …”marketed to military, intelligence, and civilian agencies”, without... Read More »

Silent Circle’s partner forced to hand over SSL keys

Silent Circle’s partner forced to hand over SSL keysHere is an article from NewsDaily that talks about the fact that Silent Circle is Lavabit’s first partner in a secure email service. It goes on to say that a …”lower court judge directed Lavabit to hand over the keys to its Secure Sockets Layer encryption, which would allow the government to see everything that... Read More »

Is Silent Circle “US Govt Approved”?

Is Silent Circle “US Govt Approved”?In this article we see that Janke alluded to a positive comment made by the United Stated Government regarding Silent Circle. Which may lead some to ask the obvious question…”Why?”. One possible reason would logically be assumed to be that the US Govt has already found access to the code and/or back doored the encryption... Read More »

KoolSpan – AT&T / NSA cooperating partner company?

KoolSpan – AT&T / NSA cooperating partner company?This is disturbing. “If you trust AT&T’s new voice encryption service, you are a fool,” writes Christopher Soghoian, a privacy researcher at Indiana University. “$5 says it is CALEA compliant.” Here is an article about the relationship between KoolSpan and AT&T. 10/06/2010 @ 6:40PM – Source Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff Covering the worlds of data... Read More »