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An anonymous reader writes: I'm in charge of getting some phones for my company to give to our mobile reps. Security is a major consideration for us so I'm looking for the most secure off the shelf solution for this. I'd like to encrypt all data on the phone and use encryption for txt and phone calls. There are a number of apps in the android market that claim to do this but how can I trust them? For example, I tested one but it requires a lot of permissions such as internet access, how do I know it is not actually some kind of backdoor? I know that Boeing is producing a secure phone which is no doubt good but probably too expensive for us. I was thinking of maybe installing Cyanogenmod onto something, using a permissions management app to try and lock down some backdoors and searching out a trustworthy text and phone encryption app. Any good ideas out there? I know that Boeing is producing a secure phone which is no doubt good but probably too expensive for us. I was thinking of maybe installing Cyanogenmod onto something, using a permissions management app to try and lock down some backdoors and searching out a trustworthy text and phone encryption app. Any good ideas out there?

Comment Re:And dont you DARE close your eyes or not listen (Score 1) 578

completely off topic because Fox is no getting any money from your cable provider that could pay for the programming, and this complaint is about a feature that turns the screen black and k skips thecommercials, the user doesn't even have the opportunity to see if he would like to not watch the commercial. it's a systemic way to block out the ads, not an individual walking out of the room during a single break

Comment Re:$899 Nokia Windows Phone? (Score 1) 607

he's trying to say that phones are globally overpriced, and not onto in Apple world However, I think what's missing here is to factor in the complexity of these devices. they are computers, and are not really comparatively overpriced. But it seems the bozo who wrote that summary thinks that if a carrier can sell the iphone at 99$, then that is the price of the phone. Forgetting all how the the subsidies work

Comment Re:It already is (Score 1) 607

probably because at 399$ the iPad is slow at cost or below cost to education. for most product you have no idea what the cost price is, there is nothing unusual about the iPhone. Ho, and yes, a smaller device with a cell phone radio could be more expensive to product, that's also reasonable.

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