Smartphone makers are launching a slew of privacy-centric devices in a bid to take advantage of users' concerns about being spied on by governments.
Last year saw some of the largest cyberattacks in history, from Sony Pictures Entertainment to U.S. investment bank JP Morgan. At the same time, the public and businesses are scared that governments are spying on them, following revelations by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden about the U.S.'s surveillance activities.
One company riding this wave of fear is Lockphone, a Hong Kong-based company that showed off its 5.5-inch smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The smartphone, called Lockphone, uses Google's Android operating system, but both text and email communication benefit from strong encryption, four times the strength of that available on Apple's iPhone 6. The encryption only works between two Lockphones however.