App: Silent Phone and Silent Text
Publisher: Silent Circle
Cost:Starts at $10 per month
As government snooping concerns continue to make just about any typical citizen squeamish, the act of encrypting phone calls and texts is hardly reserved for "paranoid" security folk any more. Regardless of the motive, Silent Circle's two apps, Silent Phone and Silent Text, offer the ability to make phone calls, video chats and text transmissions that are encrypted end-to-end from a range of mobile devices.
Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading. View Full Bio