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

0. phoneArena 31 Jul 2014, 01:50 posted on

Is the NSA listening to your every call, reading through your messages and emails, and watching your browser history?…

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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: 5878; 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 31 Jul 2014, 02:10 1

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5878; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Eh, are we recycling an earlier article?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:39 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2698; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes, this apps are really great.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:12 1

3. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


At first I thought they were talking about radiohead

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:18 3

4. zennacko (Posts: 236; 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: 447; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Not really.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:28

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5878; 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 2

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


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

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 02:00

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3373; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It would be helpful to know for each app, if it is open source or not.

We already know closed source security/privacy apps are likely NSA/CIA funded and neither secure nor private.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 02:11

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5878; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Seems like an earlier article is being recycled.

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 03:45

14. pubbaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Hey Phone arena.
can you make a post on how to manage and organize contacts on android phones via pc (Apps like Moborobo and such)
maybe its a noob's request but think everyone can benefit from that..noobs and veterans alike .

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 11:43

15. newuser1 (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


All those are for Android only?

posted on 31 Jul 2014, 13:40

16. RandomUsername (Posts: 497; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


But Tor is not secure!!!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 06:14

17. alekswatch (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I think those messenger are not safe as they should. I recently found this one - SafeUM. safeum.com. They claims they have very gooв protection. Will see in the future.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 11:52

18. divergent (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Most of those messaging apps have to store your messages in their servers! Here is an app that uses Steganography (the art of hiding data within files) and hides your messages in images, that way only the images are store and you have more control of your messages.

It is called Semagram! You can find it on the Google Play store or you can check out the website semagramapp.com

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