Friday, July 22, 2016

Edward Snowden to Help Develop a Safer Phone for Journalists - The New York Times

One topic from an MIT Media Lab conference on Forbidden Research

"Mr. Snowden, who spoke via a video connection from Russia, where he is living in exile, said he was working with Andrew Huang, a computer hacker known as Bunnie who studied electrical engineering at M.I.T., to see if it would be possible to modify a smartphone to alert journalists working in dangerous environments to electronic surveillance.

Mr. Snowden, who is a board member of a nonprofit group called the Freedom of the Press Foundation, said he was concerned that cellphones and smartphones serve as tracking devices that automatically create electronic dossiers that give third parties, including governments, detailed information on location."
Edward Snowden to Help Develop a Safer Phone for Journalists - The New York Times
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