Silent Circle announces Silent Contacts app


Silent Circle subscribers can now add enhanced privacy and security for their native contacts free of charge on their Android devices

Silent Circle, an encrypted communications firm for mobile device privacy and security, has announced the availability of its Silent Contacts app for Android via Google Play.

Silent Contacts is a companion application that is free for Silent Circle subscribers. It gives Silent Phone and Silent Text users an encrypted address book and full control of their call logs and contacts without compromising privacy.

Silent Circle's Android users now have the ability to communicate privately via secure voice, video, text and file transfers while protecting the integrity of their contacts.

'Silent Contacts for Android was developed as an enhancement to our current suite of services to ensure our Android customers are provided with the best possible options for added reliability and privacy controls,' said Silent Circle CTO and co-founder Jon Callas. 'In 2014, we will look to expand our Silent Contacts platform with more robust features that further strengthen privacy protection for iOS users of our services.'

Silent Contacts for Android's key features include: Encrypted storage of Silent Circle contacts; Control over who can see your contacts' information; Import existing contacts from legacy address book into Silent Contacts; Export contacts and share with other devices; Uses Silent KeyManager to securely store your encryption keys; Encrypted password protection for your Silent Phone application.

Silent Contacts for Android complements Silent Circle's private communications services including Silent Phone and Silent Text applications for secure mobile voice, video calling, text messaging and file transfers by offering additional privacy and security for Silent Circle's subscribers.


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