Today, 06:17 PM
This is a bad question to ask liberty peeps. There are indeed secure communications platforms out there, and semisecure platforms that can be made secure, but the usual penalty for understanding modern phone security is to have some numbnut libertarian get all up in your grill calling you an idiot and claiming that a miniaturized NSA Agent lives inside of every single smartphone ever produced. Apple's iPhone, for example, is a mass-market smartphone that (provided you make some effort in the setting) can be made very secure indeed. It's not the most secure phone in the world right out of the box, of course, but they were kind enough to retain settings adjustments to turn off all or most of the insecure bits. Getting one of them, turning off everything you can and establishing a ridiculous unlock passcode, and then using third party encrypted self destruct messengers and so on and you are pretty much rock solid. But 98% some neckbeard who barely knows how to flip a light switch will instantly freak out on you accusing you of being a member of 'the conspiracy' because you had the audacity to mention the word "Apple" without spitting.