Snowden’s new app protects your bodily safety

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Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed Nationwide Safety Company surveillance, launched a safety app Friday. 


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Lastly, an app to guard you from “evil maid assaults.”

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who uncovered Nationwide Safety Company spying on American telephones, has a brand new Android app to guard your private safety too. It is designed to be a “‘secure room’ in your pocket, or method to defeat ‘evil maid’ assaults,” based on its designers. 

Haven, an app made by Freedom of the Press Basis (Snowden is president and a board member of the group) and the Guardian Challenge, turns any Android telephone right into a “movement, sound, vibration and lightweight detector, awaiting surprising friends and undesirable intruders.” 

The app works by saving photos and sound when a movement or noise triggers it to activate, primarily. Then it shops every little thing it captures on the system. It would additionally ship safe notifications of intrusions as quickly as they happen, and it permits you to entry logs remotely anytime.

“We designed Haven for investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and folks vulnerable to pressured disappearance,” the makers mentioned on the app’s Github itemizing. “Haven prevents the worst type of folks from silencing residents with out getting caught within the act.”

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