Geneva-based Silent Circle, an encrypted communications company specializing in privacy-focused services and software has raised $50 million in a round of funding.
Silent Circle, a firm that has notably endeavored to secure mobile communications has revealed that it has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round.
Founded in 2012 out of Geneva, Switzerland, the company specializes in privacy-focused services and software, including phone applications that provide secure file sharing, messaging and calling. In 2014, a partnership with hardware manufacturer Geeksphone, resulted in the release of Silent Circle’s much-publicized Blackphone. The phone and technology were [...]
Lavabit was Edward Snowden’s email provider, and it’s definitely talked about in the past tense; founder Ladar Levison closed up shop rather than knuckle under to an order to give up its private SSL keys. Silent Circle founder Phil Zimmerman is the author of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), an open source email encryption system which earned him a federal investigation for violating munitions export laws when it was mirrored internationally.