Why is this phone safer than what's currently out there?
"Usability," said Weir-Jones. "It's safer because it's more usable. If nobody uses it, it doesn't improve your security, so our goal is to make it so easy to use that everybody uses it."
But the more technical reason, he said, is that every bit of information the phone sends out is encrypted whether it's a call or a text.
"All of the encryption needs to be peer-to-peer; it needs to be strictly between the endpoints," he said. "That's really the important difference that no other phone on the market can offer right now."