14 Sep Edward Snowden Designs Privacy Protection Phone Case for iPhone
Several tech publications have revealed that whistleblower Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew Huang have built a privacy-focused hardware prototype for the iPhone called “Introspection Engine”.
The privacy tool, which they say is designed for journalists and human rights activists, will detect if their phones are secretly transmitting data. Introspection Engine will have a display where the user can see the status of the device’s Wi-Fi, cellphone, Bluetooth, or GPS radio systems, which can often be compromised by regimes that are able to hack smartphones.
Snowden and Huang added that the device should help keep vulnerable individuals such as reporters safe. They cited the case of Mary Colvin who was reportedly killed by the Syrian government in 2012 after location was revealed by data intercepted from her mobile phone.
Source: Fast Company