Snowden Helps Design An iPhone Security Attachment

Snowden Helps Design An iPhone Security Attachment

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is making headlines again. However, this time its for a completely different reason. Snowden and acquaintance Andrew Huang have been working on a privacy enhancement device, known as an introspection engine, for the Apple iPhone. The case-like attachment monitors all of the handset’s radio to detect any surveillance via WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, or cellular. They came up with the idea as a way to protect journalists traveling through foreign countries. The pair hopes to make both the software and the hardware open source.

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