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The U.S. National Security Agency has designed a secure Android phone called Fishbowl.
"About 100 of the Fishbowl phones were developed and released to government staff," writes SC Magazine's Darren Pauli. "They were designed to comply with the NSA’s tough information security rules yet be as cheap as possible and easy to use."
"The phones were designed and built by the NSA’s 40 year-old Information Assurance Directorate, which is responsible for providing secure communications to the US Government, including the Department of Defense," Pauli writes. "The division’s head, Margaret Salter, said anyone can reproduce the phone using specifications published online ... because it uses off-the-shelf components."
Go to "NSA builds Android phone for top secret calls" to read the details.
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