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Paranoid Android: Here are 10 apps to keep your calls, messages and browsing private and secure

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Paranoid Android: Here are 10 apps to keep your calls, messages and browsing private and secure
Is the National Security Agency (NSA) listening to your every call, reading through your messages and emails, and watching your browser history? Just about a month ago, very few people wondered about that, but revelations from whistleblower Edward Snowden showed us how fragile our security is.

Since those revelations happened, Snowden has been sitting at Moscow’s Sheremyetevo airport, seeking asylum in Latin American countries and trying to escape United States officials. Whether or not the former security agent was right revealing all confidential programs like PRISM is a totally separate conversation that we do not plan on having right here.

The security issue however is a serious one and given that virtually all our lives with our locations and relatives are stored on our phone, it’s worth figuring this out - is there a way to keep your calls, messaging and browsing private and secure? Or are we doomed to be helpless against the prying eye of Big Brother?

President Barack Obama assures us there is a system of checks and balances that makes NSA spying almost impossible on regular Americans. What if one lives outside the United States, though? Should those people be subject to random checks from the NSA who is claimed to have access to Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft accounts?

For those of you who care deeply about their privacy - for the activists, the journalists, the inquirers - there is a way to protect yourself. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 essential applications that are easy to use and guarantee the privacy of your calls, messages, emails and browsing. Take a look.



source: The Guardian Project

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posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:31 1

1. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


How bout having a phone that just makes and receives calls? Take that NSA!!!

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:30 1

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


NSA really doesn't care that much about what you are saying. They get much more useful information from the meta-data generated by the call.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:39 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes, this apps are really great.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:12 1

3. alpinejason (Posts: 251; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


At first I thought they were talking about radiohead

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:18 2

4. zennacko (Posts: 196; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


If any of those apps was made by an american living in the USA, you know they can "friendly persuade" its creator(s) to give away the master decryption key for any message, right?
And then they'll force the silence of this(ese) people, the same way they did to the big companies. And you'll think you're still safe, but you're back to ground zero again.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:25

5. Victor.H (Posts: 381; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Not really.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:28

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


As Victor says, not really. I am not going to get into details, but it is possible to circumvent big brother. Worst case, both ends need to be using the same solution, but it is possible. And not that expensive.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:57

6. Doctor_Drei (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


Nice apps..

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:29

8. Igneel (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I thought it was the Paranoid Android custom rom..

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 15:06 1

10. 1091323 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)


question is who makes those? Nothing is lost in the digital world.

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