Everyone is at panic stations since the revelations of Edward Snowden and the sneaky spying by governments on our communications.
But the industry that has been providing the data to the state are cunning chaps and have turned this into an opportunity to sell us the most private, secure, impenetrable devices known to man!
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The latest firm to leap on the fear cycle is Boeing, which used this week’s Mobile World Congress to launch its own super smartphone and followed advice from Hollywood movies to prove its safety.
The Boeing Black device encrypts all calls but also has a ‘self-destruct’ mode where any tampering with the case means all data is deleted and the handset becomes a useless block of plastic.
No doubt, government employees will be attracted to the smartphone, but we think there will be a market for it for the Hollywood stars too. No doubt Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Hugh Grant will be the first ones on the list. Somebody better let Lord Leveson know…