Is there a Security Focused mobile OS?

From: Chad Smith 
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It seems like that would be a very profitable niche market.  A mobile OS
that is focused on being untraceable, unhackable, etc.. - Linux based, of
course, to keep in on topic.  And by "mobile" I mean Tablets and
Smartphones.

Does such a thing exist?

*- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Joseph Simoneau ------------------------------------------------------ Such a thing would be weird to design and possibly use. The baseband processors required for cellular communications and the structure of the network itself are kind of the antithesis of secure, anonymous, or misrepresented communications. There's one project I read about, but initial review were that their design was basically useless. 8 think it was called blackbird or something. That being said, I feel like the right way to do it would be end-to-end secure VoIP/messaging connected to a mobile access point in a separate physical device. But it would still leak location and one endpoint of identity. -js

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Android based BlackPhone is trying to tap the market. Perhaps that is what Joseph was thinking of. https://www.blackphone.ch/

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ your brain + tin foil hat=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ DoD and the NSA are putting out their own Android distro soon.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Why? They can just have one guy check in the wrong code to the wrong repositories for TLS and they own all your devices.... Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTKFCmAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdcvgH/0ZN6PC76JoomMsQHh535XDK 4rKVhMboK+oxl84pK/r9YdT5/t3MIDHzCY9jUIFrRLpKq5lGo2MDQAfMatVH0rt/ Cz52MLBqvg4YMzoy6qucVfHtlrn1bM0uaIknPj1cPpxPTrYwYOqXHGcYOjvOYdfG +S2T5tF9sNd2NzHEs+0Pc0mqW7vA+oCWtdvpq3JmWxXdvMbl2aOeHg/9PIxQkCjA y04E2Rfv8oPX+C7BWgzckxkH3Z378T+o9kIUXF4pMM68oXn8CAwPmQj7E+FaVDhF ctF70L0PkCbwOB4iG0V9YC8W+wwVqA97b63DQNzeIUMDSDiX1Lt570az9boC3pE= =go0s -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: William Roush ------------------------------------------------------ I would imagine they'd have full control over what they pull downstream. William Roush william.roush@roushtech.net 423-463-0592 http://www.roushtech.net/blog/

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Saw this last week http://mashable.com/2014/03/05/snowden-phone/

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 That was a play on the recent GnuTLS & iApple exploits. One had an extra line of code, one was missing the exact same line of code. I'm certain that is the kind of "honest" mistake certain agencies would like the world to think are harmless mistakes.... Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTKFkUAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdxgQH/38Ldy1SFi9y1yEuyj7BaIr6 zITy79fMY6dNh6ewy15q6ypheGmCx5wPN2pltrQa2CekLhkNs/AJOrZvmDmpRXtp Mvab3jdDH0kB5Zvv0x3zvcoLiHAUuv9XCkZhNjmewTdIX4rnXU6eqDCPenF5S/pD BVkiByKbG/t8EGSWVCzd3MQf5mLRCaV71suNFIVCVmRZM6S1rRlAR5VfGzyLn2+v ZP8Aj/hx66lkuJKeXmMzY6iSJSt/YwF8+wzo3iR8YzA8GiFvLPNsVBCpWxQHumHy 25DbKmAlX6s4xd4PzWYo75VNI29cGhPfau0HoXFxkY70rhw+w1SDhvs+UMNVYp8= =rn81 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----