by Frederick H. Lowe
One of the 10 top trends for 2014 is not the Apple iPhone 6, but the Blackphone which encrypts email messages among other things, according to the recently completed Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in Chicago.
The Blackphone, which was discussed during a standing-room-only presentation titled “10 Tech Trends in Journalism” enables owners to speak and chat knowing that their conversations are off the grid of surveillance.
In addition, a Blackphone owner can browse the Internet with the confidence of that nobody is looking over his or her shoulder. The phone uses encryption technologies already proven in government and enterprise accounts around the world, according to its website.
Blackphone, which began shipping in June, has been called a breakthrough technology. It costs $629.
It was created through a joint venture between encryption specialist Silent Circle, Geeksphone, and SGP Technologies. Blackphone, which began shipping in June, has been called a breakthrough technology.