Mobile Phone Privacy
Smartphones are capable of many of the functions of computers now a days. They can browse the internet and have a wide variety of applications and functions. Privacy tools here stop NSA, companies, and stalkers from gaining access to your phone calls, text messages, video camera, microphone, internet activity, and location via GPS, Blue Tooth, WIFI, Cellular and other networks. They allow you to communicate and browse freely without wondering of someone is listening. Fortunately, really smart people have done all the leg work for you, all you have to do to take advantage of these cutting edge privacy tools. To thwart illegal mass surveillance and corporate data mining, all you have to do is: use the app, install the plugin, or signup for this one verses that one. Mobile phone Privacy include phone call and text encryption products and services, proxies and VPNs for mobile, Cellular, wifi, gps shielding and blocking merchandise and more.
Encryption call/text apps
signal & redphone/textsecure
Open Whisper Systems is a nonprofit software group that made encryption app for phone calls and text messages. these are free and open source solutions to NSA snooping. Available for both android and iOS. Works just like your regular regular calling and texting apps but free from surveillance.
"Use anything by Open Whisper Systems." -Edward Snowden, Whistleblower and privacy advocate
Ostel is an open source free app for making end-to-end encrypted phone calls. Enough said.
secure private phones
The GSMK CryptoPhone 500 is a high-end phone that combines a Samsung Galaxy S3 handset with the CryptoPhone operating system, offers strong end-to-end encryption along with a specially hardened Android operating system that offers more security than other Android phones and the patented baseband firewall that can alert customers when a rogue tower has connected to their phone or turned off the mobile network’s standard encryption. It received much media attention recently for its ability to uncover the fake cell towers on military and government property allegedly being used to intercept the cellular communications of unsuspecting US citizens.
SILENT CIRCLE and the blackphone
Silent Circle, is an entire communications network based in Switzerland outside of US and EU jurisdiction. They sell a package of software, services, and devices made specifically for phone communication privacy.
- Silent phone has Unlimited encrypted voice, video, and conference calling.
- Silent Text has peer-to-peer technology allowing you to send files, pictures, locations, etc...
- Black Phone is a physical phone they built from the ground up to be private by design. It runs on its own PrivatOS - an operating system, without all the security compromises. Voted one of the Top 10 Technology Breakthroughs of 2014 by MIT Technology Review and winner of Top 10 Devices at Mobile World Congress by PCMag,
Created by Mike Janke, former U.S. Navy SEAL and security specialist and Phil Zimmermann, cryptography legend (Internet Hall of Fame inductee; creator of PGP and ZRTP) and Jon Callas, creator of Apple's Whole Disk Encryption.
alternative app stores
Aptoide is a free open source alternative to Google Play for Android mobile apps. While Google Play can require extensive signup information via google account, this does not. You can download apps without needing to give any personal identifying information.
F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.
mobile chatting & social media
ChatSecure is a free and open source app that lets you chat encrypted over Facebook or Google. the Electronic Frontier Foundation says it meets all their criteria for a secure privacy app. It is available for android and IOS.
mobile internet encryption
Orbot is tor for android phone. It routes all internet through a proxy, masking ip address and encrypting connection.
alternatives to google maps and navigation
Osmand lets you use maps and navigation without compromising your location privacy. It is the most private map app which works completely offline. You download the map data from OpenStreetMap. As of version 2.0, it can also understand many different location sharing URLs, as well as download map data via Tor by setting the proxy settings. Available for Android and iOS.
mobile phone CASES
Use these device cases to protect from being tracked, hacked, or stalked.
Paraben StrongHold bags are use typically by law enforcement and forensics for their patented* design which blocks out wireless signals from cell towers, wireless networks, and other signal sources that could threaten digital evidence. These cases block all incoming communications which they use to stop the contamination of evidence or wireless sending of wipe commands. The perfect privacy enhancing technology. It uses a special tri-weave material made of a nickel and silver plated nylon plain woven fabric. This fabric and design are key in preventing unwanted signals from reaching your device.