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An NSA-proof phone?

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Tech Yeah! More secure smartphone

Is any phone immune from snooping by the National Security Agency?

"Nothing is NSA-proof," said David Kennedy, CEO of TrustedSec and a former hacking trainer for the agency. "But the Blackphone is a huge improvement [over] existing devices out there."

Introduced this week at the World Mobile Congress, the Blackphone looks like a standard smartphone but comes with a custom Android operating system called PrivatOS. It has encrypted features and communications in an effort to offer a high level of privacy protection.

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