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Boeing Is Working On a Self-Destructing Phone For Spies

Published: February 26, 2014
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Source: Gizmodo

Boeing Is Working On a Self-Destructing Phone For Spies

Government employees who rely on Blackberry's famously secure encryption might have another phone to choose from some day soon: Myce reports that Boeing has quietly filed papers with the FCC for a phone that self-destructs if you tamper with it. It's called the Boeing Black, of course.

But this isn't be a phone for you nor I. The Boeing Black will be built for "government agencies and companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security." In other words, we won't be seeing it at CES or MWG—and anyone who buys one will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement stating that they won't anything about the phone's internal specs, which Boeing's lead lawyer describes as "trade secrets."

There are no serviceable parts on Boeing's Black phone and any attempted servicing or replacing of parts would destroy the product. The Boeing Black phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly. Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable.

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