Digitally Destructive Grenade Steals And Broadcasts Your Information

Digitally Destructive Grenade Steals And Broadcasts Your Information
technology

Julian Oliver has created an easy to use physical data mine that demonstrates how easy it is to monitor and share 'private' online interactions.

Sam McNerney
  • 22 february 2012

The transparency grenade, based off of the classic Soviet F1 grenade, is an art project turned data collection device. By pulling the pin the grenade uses a small processor and microphone to capture local wireless network traffic and audio. Then it takes the data and streams it to a server where emails, HTML code, images and audio material are mined. Users can access and leak the information through an online public map.

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