NSA creates special Android spy phones
The Fishbowl project is the name given to the NSA's plan to take a commercially available communication system and change it to meet the requirements of the agency. Two layers of encryption are used on each call which is also routed through the NSA's secure server. And despite these layers of encryption, the call quality is not impacted, except for a small delay. When you consider the secure nature of the line, the delay is a small price to pay for the comfort of knowing that no one can spy on your call. NSA is now thinking about offering a special app market that will allow its agents to download apps on their phones without compromising safety.
11. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
That's right. That's the beauty of Android, is that it can be tailored to meet the needs of these secured agencies.
2. Pings (Posts: 275; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
1st the DOD then the US Military, and now the NSA. Good job Google...
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
@Pings - the DoD is the U.S. military.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Delay is inevitable for the encryption level used by NSA. Even their dedicated landline encrypted handsets experience delay. I suspect there would be delay with even a quad core CPU (because the length of the cypher key would increase to use the power of the quad cores).
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Apple is not going to be able to play in this sand box unless and until it addresses it's supply chain vulnerability. NSA is manufacturing it's own handsets and putting its own version of Android onto the handsets. iOS is not sold without an iDevice, so this is one market segment where Apple is going to be totally on the sidelines.
6. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
why the hell did either of you even mention apple? does this article have anything to do with apple? OR even mention apple or ios or iphone at least once? dont worry, i'll wait
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And why shouldn't we mention Apple? Or MS, or RIM/BB, or whatever manufacturer/vendor we are posting about? Are you in charge of posting rules at PA?
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5145; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
@TMobile - you appear to be fitting the definition better than I.