Blackphone goes for Blackberry’s throat in privacy row

SILENT CIRCLE has hit back at Canadian phone maker Blackberry’s criticism regarding the privacy of the Blackphone.It has taken Blackberry’s recent criticism, balled it up and thrown in back in Blackberry’s face. In a note directed at “privacy enthusiasts” but undoubtedly aimed at Blackberry, Silent Circle said that the negative attention is unwarranted. The firm replied to a blog post by Blackberry that sought to place the Canadian firm on a pedestal and its competition down in the doldrums. In its latest mud-slinging effort, it has taken on Knox, and Blackberry used Edward Snowden and his revelations to boost its own image, and run down other phone makers. “The latest artifact of the so-called Post-Snowden era is the Blackphone, a purportedly secure smartphone,” Blackberry said.

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