PRIVACY

We believe free and private speech is the most powerful force on the earth. But without the security to confidently back that up, it’s meaningless.

Privacy is a right many people can’t afford to lose. All over the world, criminals, stalkers, corporations and foreign governments are trying to spy on you. For some, a hacked phone could mean financial ruin, humiliation, violence or even death. Armadillo Phones have been deployed in many high-risk scenarios. Our software has been tested countless times both in the lab and the real world. Our clients include doctors, lawyers, researchers, investors, defense contractors, musicians, activists and businesses around the world. We take our customer's security seriously.

Armadillo was created in Vancouver, Canada. Even though encryption renders us incapable of revealing a user’s data, we celebrate that Canadian privacy laws protect our users from unlawful requests. The rise of surveillance capitalism, cybercrime, and state-sponsored attackers has hurt something we love: the Internet. We believe free and private speech is the most powerful force on the earth. But without the security to confidently back that up, it's meaningless. We believe strong encryption and decentralized systems can help save privacy, that's why we've engineered our company around them. Here is how we help keep your data private:

SOFTWARE

We never have access to data on your Armadillo Phone or the messages you send. Deniable encryption allows you to hide your data if you're forced to reveal a password. Multiple users can be used to create separate personas for different activities. Armadillo Phone's simple interface prevents you from making privacy mistakes. New apps are scanned for privacy risks before being installed. You can remotely manage and erase your Armadillo Phones yourself. Advanced anti-recovery tech protects your data even after it's been stolen.

We believe people should be able to use their phone without being spied on by their own apps. We've disabled all software from Google or third-parties that could compromise your privacy. Location data has been removed from all pictures you take. You can also disable your location entirely. Indicators show when your camera or microphone is on, or your device is uploading data. We don't sell or monetize data generated from using Armadillo Phones.

We assume that any software could be compromised, including our own. That's why we offer the option to physically remove cameras and microphones.


NETWORK

Armadillo Servers are not trusted by Armadillo Phones. If an Armadillo Server is compromised, an attacker can't read your messages or files. You can choose to host your own Armadillo Server on your own network, so we never have access to your metadata. If our update server is compromised, it can't send malicious updates because they're digitally signed on an offline computer. There's no way for us to target specific users with malicious updates.

We assume all networks are intercepting your data, so we use multiple layers of encryption to protect it. Additionally, all communications are end-to-end encrypted. Your communications traffic is designed to resist mass surveillance by blending in with normal web traffic, this also helps Armadillo Phones bypass firewalls and censorship.


WEBSITE

Consumers can make payment using a variety of methods, including cash, credit cards, PayPal, wire transfer, Bitcoin and Monero. We don't use analytics or Javascript tracking code. We don't store any cookies, besides the bare minimum required for the website to work (such as your preferred language and the contents of your shopping cart). You can access our website over Tor and we have a Tor hidden service available at https://armadilloybvtxg6.onion . We don't share our customer's personal information with any unnecessary third-parties, beyond what is legally required. The only third-parties with access to your transaction information are Ecwid (our e-commerce platform) and our payment processors; PayPal (when purchasing with PayPal), Stripe (when purchasing with credit/debit card), BitPay (for Bitcoin) and CoinToPay (for Monero).

We don’t make fake claims about an “unhackable” phone, because any phone could be hacked.

We offer the next best thing: a phone designed to be attacked. Armadillo Phone 2 is the most secure smartphone you can buy. We offer high-quality customer support via encrypted communication, our website and in person. We’re an honest company backed by real people ready to defend your digital privacy.