Encrypted comms company Silent Circle closes $50M Series C

Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, which also makes a security-focused Android smartphone called the Blackphone, has announced it's closed a $50 million Series C round of financing, led by Santand

Silent Circle’s Blackphone revealed as a sales flop

Encrypted comms company Silent Circle is being sued by its former joint venture hardware partner, Geeksphone, for not paying part of a previous agreed sale price for buying out the latter's share in t

Silent Circle silently snuffs out its warrant canary — but claims it’s a “business decision”

Silent Circle, the maker of encrypted messaging apps and a security hardened Android smartphone, called Blackphone, has discontinued its warrant canary.

Spain’s Geeksphone Exits Smartphones

Muere la revolución. Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone has confirmed it's stepping out of the mobile making game almost six years after founding a startup business to build handsets for an enthusia

Silent Circle Wants To Be The Modern Day Blackberry

Blackberry was once the big dawg in mobile phones. It was in the hands of practically every knowledge worker on the planet, but its days of dominance began a precipitous drop after Apple brought the i

Silent Circle Outs Blackphone 2, Blackphone+ Tablet As It Zeroes In On Enterprise Security

A sequel to last year's pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone has just been announced, here at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, along with a tablet device, called Blackphone+.

Blackphone Confirms Privacy-Focused App Store And Device Sandboxes Incoming

BlackPhone, the post-Snowden, pro-privacy Android smartphone joint venture between secure comms company Silent Circle and phone maker Geeksphone, has confirmed it will be adding an app store to its Pr

JackPair Lets You Encrypt Voice Calls Whatever Phone You’re Using

A new pro-privacy device called the JackPair aims to make it easy to encrypt voice calls on any type of telephony device, old or new -- and cheaper than shelling out for a dedicated cryptophone like t

Pro-Privacy Blackphone Now Shipping

The pro-privacy Blackphone, a hardened Android smartphone that focuses on making rigorous security features more accessible to a general phone user, has started shipping to its first wave of buyers

Pro-Privacy Blackphone Pulls $30M Into Silent Circle

Encrypted comms firm Silent Circle has just announced a new funding round which it says has been fueled by demand in the privacy-focused smartphone, Blackphone, the security hardened Android handset 

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: All MWC Everything

Reporters are drunkenly finding their way home from a long week in Barcelona, where the Mobile World Congress conference yielded a number of exciting new phones and tablets. Most notably, Samsung laun

A Closer Look At Blackphone, The Android Smartphone That Simplifies Privacy

One of the more interesting devices here at Mobile World Congress is Blackphone: a pro-privacy handset being developed by Spanish startup Geeksphone, in partnership with U.S. security company Silent C

Privacy-Focused Blackphone From Silent Circle Goes Up For Pre-Order For $629

The Blackphone, a security focused smartphone from Silent Circle and Geeksphone, is kicking off pre-sales today after an official unveiling back in January. The Blackphone is billed as the "world's fi

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

Meet Blackphone, a smartphone that's been designed to enable secure, encrypted communications, private browsing and secure file-sharing -- which is being created by a joint venture between Silent Circ