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Blackphone to be the first NSA-secure smartphone

On Wednesday, Spanish company Geeksphone and U.S. company Silent Circle unveiled their joint venture, the Blackphone, which they assure will let "nobody else watch you without your knowledge."

Blackphone will give you total control over who can monitor your phone activities

The phone is set to be debuted at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month in Barcelona.

The phone runs on a "security-oriented" flavor of Android dubbed PrivatOS. According to their website, PrivatOS will allow you to "make and receive secure phone calls; exchange secure texts; exchange and store secure files; have secure video chat; browse privately; and anonymize your activity through a VPN."

Although the specs have not yet been released, according to Silent Circle CEO Mike Janke, the phone will be a "high-end" smartphone. Accordnig to the website, "performance benchmarks put it among the top performers from any manufacturer." In addition, the phone is unlocked and will work with any GSM carrier.

With the current NSA scare in the US, it is no surprise that companies are now working on developing phones that are "NSA-proof".

The Blackphone will be available for pre-order at Mobile World Congress on February 24.

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