New: encrypted phone firm Ciphr, one of last established firms after FBI secretly ran its own encrypted phone, has moved to cut-off the Australian market, per leaked screenshots + source. Australian serious organized criminals heavily use Ciphr…
According to source, after the FBI's Anom operation, an owner of Ciphr was concerned authorities may come after them too…
Was first sent screenshots in July of a Ciphr device being unable to connect to the company's network. Then later, source said that Ciphr had cut-off resellers in the country. Australia is a worldwide hub for these sorts of encrypted phones…
Ciphr declined to comment on its SIM cards no longer working in Australia. The company has recently launched a free app has part of a pivot, it seems…
Some apparent Ciphr users aren't happy about the company launching a free app that lets people communicate with paying users. Users, including criminals, can pay thousands for a subscription.

"This isn't a game" says one review…

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