Edward Snowden designs spy-proof smartphone case to warn if you're being monitored

Publication/Creation Date
July 22 2016
Hyacinth Mascarenhas (creator)
Edward Snowden (contributor)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Andrew Huang (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
The article discusses a design for an iPhone cased, designed in part by Edward Snowden, that counters potential hostile surveillance efforts.

They write, "the device includes a small, built-in monochromatic screen that can monitor when an iPhone is transmitting, cover the rear-camera and even juice up the iPhone with extra battery power. Connecting to a phone's internal antennas for cellular connection, GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi through the SIM card slot, the device can monitor and trigger an alert if a phone is errantly transmitting data via radio signals that can potentially put a user at risk of detection".
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Iphone, Apple, Introspection Engine

Date archived
December 8 2019
Last edited
January 13 2020
How to cite this entry
Hyacinth Mascarenhas. (July 22 2016). "Edward Snowden designs spy-proof smartphone case to warn if you're being monitored". International Business Times. International Business Times. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4170