Edward Snowden’s New Device Will Warn If Hackers Are Extracting Your Mobile Data

Edward Snowden’s New Device Will Warn If Hackers Are Extracting Your Mobile Data

The attachment can prevent governmental agencies and criminals from tapping into your iPhone without warning

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 8 august 2016

As the modern day iconoclast for digital privacy, Edward Snowden is a name commonly associated with issues of mass surveillance, government secrecy and the delicate balance between national security and legislative privacy. Legend has it, when he met with reporters in Hong Kong as an NSA whistleblower some three years ago, he crammed all the mobile devices present in the room in a fridge so as to block covert radio signals from activating anyone’s camera or microphone. Fast forward to the present, and Snowden is still tackling the same dilemma, only this time he has backup. Working alongside well known hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, Snowden has recently unveiled designs for a device which encapsulates and plugs into your iPhone as a means of detecting electrical signals sent to its internal antennas.

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