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7/23/2016
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Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert users when they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT.
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Conceptual rendering of a 'battery case' style introspection engine piggybacked on an iPhone 6.

(Conceptual rendering via Andrew Huang and Edward Snowden)

Conceptual rendering of a "battery case" style introspection engine piggybacked on an iPhone 6.

(Conceptual rendering via Andrew Huang and Edward Snowden)

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Michelle
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Michelle,
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7/29/2016 | 5:28:49 PM
Re: In the meantime
This is a really interesting development. I welcome any means of geo-location cloaking to prevent kidnapping and attacks in war zones.
Azathoth
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Azathoth,
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7/25/2016 | 9:38:39 AM
In the meantime
In a situation such as the journalist was in, get an aluminum case that completely encloses your phone and only take the phone out when you need to use it and put it back in the case as quick as possible.  You won't be able to receive while the phone is in the case but you can't be tracked either.  Not perfect, but better than having the phone exposed all the time.
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