Blackphone announces privacy-oriented app store


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#2

I have never seen sandbox as a verb. What does it mean?


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To run a program in an isolated environment that limits its access the system’s resources and data. Often accomplished through some form of visualization.

In this case, I suspect they make each app think that it’s the only app running on a generic, bare phone with limited features, so that if, for example, a game you downloaded tries to send your complete contact list and location history to the developer mother-ship, they don’t get anything useful.


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Aha. I have heard of this, but I think different words were used. More precise words, but not nearly as cool.


#5

Wow, I’m trying to come up with another word or phrase for the same thing and coming up blank.


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Sandboxing is pretty standard terminology. I understand that Google’s Chrome browser and Apple’s iOS both use it in their architecture.


#7

Ugh, physical buttons and the back button is on the wrong side. Get it away from me!


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I wonder how long it will take for a super-secure phone (or at least some data security app) named after Judge Posner…


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