Edward Snowden designs spy-proof smartphone case to warn if you're being monitored
Publication/Creation DateJuly 22 2016
DescriptionThe 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".
Date archivedDecember 8 2019
Last editedJanuary 13 2020