After the Edward Snowden’s revelation of PRISM – a surveillance program commanded by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) – that it is gathering data from your phone calls, emails, text messages, Facebook chats and every possible form of your Digital communications, there was an ample tumult from the People all over the world.
Ever since after the revelation, everyone has gone ballistic and trying to discover the way to keep their communication data safe from getting into NSA’s hand.
While you can do a tinfoil cap to keep NSA away from collecting data from your subconscious, layering your phone in the same way isn’t going to solve the problem, but that doesn’t propose that you do not have any other options to protect your conversations from any undesired spying.
While Security Organizations and individuals are coming forward with diverse solutions like, the use of secure mobile applications, or to use secure browsers, like TOR to keep you safe from eavesdropping.
QSAlpha (QSα) – a San Francisco based company with its superphone division in Taiwan – on the other hand, is developing the super encrypted Mobile Phone, Quasar lV4
Quasar IV is a project that is designed to reinstate personal liberty to the internet. Based on the world’s most advanced security concepts and a trusted-authentication technology, it allows users to self-manage their digital interactions and create a trusted social circle.
The Quasar IV is a “cipherphone” that safeguards the user’s digital identity with self-authenticated verification. All data exchanges between Quasar IVs are protected by trusted-authentication technology.
It is is a gateway to a community of secure messages, emails, calls, cloud storage and mobile applications. It uses a revolutionary self-authenticated, asymmetric encryption system called Quatrix that automatically verifies the identity of other Quasar IV users before information is sent.
Your private identity key is encrypted in a hardware chip, making unauthorized access to data extremely difficult.
QuaOS, Quasar IV’s operating system, is a fusion of Android, Linux and the Quatrix encryption software.
The Quasar IV provides unprecedented security for Android users.
- Individuals who use their mobile devices to handle e-commerce transactions, day-to-day banking, storage of sensitive personal information or just casual correspondence.
- Individuals who value privacy and peace of mind and would like to ensure that their private correspondence is kept private.
- Individuals who want to ensure that eavesdroppers and stalkers cannot track their every move in the digital domain.
- Businesses that value data security and want to ensure that communications between executives, employees, customers and others cannot be read or listened to by third parties.
Quasar IV offers protection against external threats to enterprise and personal users of digital networks.
The Quasar IV offers the following key features:
- QuaOS (based on Android 4.3, powered by Quatrix)
- Quatrix Trusted-Authentication Processor
- 5” FHD 1920 x 1080 Sharp (IGZO) Display
- Corning Gorrilla Glass III
- Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core CPU @ 2.3GHz per core
- GPU with OpenCL, OpenGL ES3.0 support
- 3GB (LP-DDR3) RAM
- 64GB/128GB (eMMC) Storage
- MicroSD External Memory Card
- Dual 13MP rear facing Sony cameras (optimized for computer vision) | 8MP front camera
- FDD-LTE | TDD-LTE | UMTS | CDMA2000 | GSM
- Nano-SIM card
- GPS, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- Gyroscope, Gravity, Proximity, Compass, Thermal, Barometer and Atmospheric Sensors
- 3,300mAh battery
- IP57 water proof
On the Quasar IV Indiegogo page, Steve Chao – Founder and CEO of QSAlpha – said that production with “one of the world’s largest consumer electronics OEMS manufacturers” has already begun, as a result of support from “various vendors and companies” who share the founding team’s passion for a vision of an ultra-secure mobile device.
The phone however, will be started shipping in Q2 2014 with a yet unspecified price tag.