Silent Circle, a global encrypted communications firm, has launched its Silent Contacts app for Android. The app is a companion application free for Silent Circle subscribers that 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.
Key features include encrypted storage of Silent Circle contacts, control over who can see the contact information, and encrypted password protection for the Silent Phone app. In addition, users can import existing contacts from legacy address books and export contacts and share with other devices. The Silent KeyManager securely stores the encryption keys.
“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 Jon Callas, CTO & Co-Founder, Silent Circle. “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 complements Silent Circle’s private communications services including Silent Phone and Silent Test applications for secure mobile voice, video calling, text messaging and file transfers by offering additional privacy and security for Silent Circle’s subscribers.
Private Communications Services:
Silent Phone: Encrypted mobile VoIP calling with ability to seamlessly switch to high-quality, secure video calls, on-demand. Currently available for iOS and Android, it can be used with Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G LTE cellular anywhere in the world.
Out-Circle Access: Enables calls between one Silent Phone subscriber and a non-subscriber.
Silent Text: Encrypted text messaging with support for almost any attachment up to 100MB and "Burn Notice" feature for permanently deleting messages from senders’ and receivers’ device registries. Messages can include map locations and multimedia recorded in the app. Currently available for iOS and Android.
Silent Phone for Desktop: Encrypted VoIP audio and video calls and conferencing from Windows laptops and desktops through Silent Circle's custom HD network. Compatible with Silent Phone. Currently available for Windows PC’s.