The Blackphone 2, from the Swiss company Silent Circle, is unique. It promises a fully private experience, with advanced security features, deep permissions management, and encrypted voice, text, and video chat built in.
Mark Zuckerberg, promoted access to the Internet as "an enabler of human rights" and a "force for peace" on Saturday, as he announced that his company would help the United Nations bring Internet connections to refugee camps.
In a recent interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's StarTalk podcast, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested that aliens may be using encryption, which would explain why humans have never got any messages from them.
This is a fun, almost novice-level construction project for anyone who has a 2-meter ham radio walkie talkie (e.g., the $26 Baofeng UV-5) and would like more effective range without having to buy an amplifier.
Mobile Internet from the Heavens imagines a constellation of Samsung satellites orbiting the Earth, providing unlimited mobile internet to every corner of the planet.
Around 3.2 billion people have access to the Internet. That's amazing, but it's fewer than half of the 7 billion or so people on earth.