Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphone

A view of a TaigaPhone, a brand new smartphone created by InfoWatch Group, during a presentation in Moscow on September 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The Russian IT-security company InfoWatch unveiled an anti-surveillance smartphone dubbed 'TaigaPhone, at the 2017 Business Information Security Summit (BIS), in Moscow, Friday.

InfoWatch CEO Alexei Nagorniy stressed that TaigaPhone will ensure that "neither any corporate documents nor corporate information can leak from an organization."

He went on to note that the phone will allow to "fully control all the information which goes through this mobile device." InfoWatch's firmware, embedded in TaigaPhone, defends from "an unauthorized remote connection to the phone's data as well as the information capture."

Equipped with a quad-core processor and a five-inch touch screen, TaigaPhone varies in price "between 12,000 and 15,000 rubles ($208 -$260)," according to the InfoWacth head.

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