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Edward Snowden helping MIT team build spy proof iPhone

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, July 22: Despite living in exile in Russia, former tiol Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is reportedly working with a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab to build a device which will protect smartphones from government spies. The device - a plastic case designed to slide over an Apple iPhone 6 - will monitor the phone’s antens to detect any incoming or outgoing sigls from the cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, or NFC radio chips. The sensor-laden case will trigger an alarm if there is an snooping effort. “Because the device is a separate piece of hardware, it would be secure against any effort to hack the phone’s operating system,” the Boston Globe reported on Friday. The device is being created with the help of researcher Andrew Huang and was revealed at an event at the MIT Media Lab in the US. Touted as a device that will help jourlists in the field, it will detect whether a phone is sending or receiving uuthorised radio sigls. (IANS)

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