“Snowden” Android App Provides Cheap Means of Surveillance

“Snowden” Android App Provides Cheap Means of Surveillance

It was recently reported that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, along with The Guardian Project and Freedom of the Press, has developed an Android app called Haven that can serve as a cheap means of surveillance.  

The open-source app can even run on older devices, and uses the device’s camera, microphone, accelerometer, and other features to monitor and record in-person tampering events. Haven will be able to detect intrusion and alert the user via SMS, Signal or to a Tor-based website.

Even though the app still has some shortcomings, like the need for an Internet connection to send notifications, battery drain, and false positives, it still presents a new and cheap way for additional surveillance.    

Source: TechCrunch

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