Two companies, Silent Circle and Geeksphone, have announced plans to release the Android-based Blackphone, which they claim will offer more security and privacy than regular handsets.
Ladar Levison claims to have given up on email despite having previously been responsible for founding the anonymous email service Lavabit. He cites concerns with how email works in general.
A new company plans to offer encrypted communications “for the masses” on any digital device or computer available nowadays. For a fee, because on-line privacy costs money.