Edward Snowden launches Haven, an Android app to protect you from intruders

By : |December 25, 2017 0

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden unveiled a new surveillance app that helps you protect from spies. The app named Haven has been developed by The Guardian ProjectFreedom Of The Press and Snowden to offer eyes and ears to prevent, or at least increase awareness, of whether a device has been tampered with.

Haven is an open source app that runs on any Android phone, operates like a surveillance system, using the device’s camera, audio recording capability and even accelerometer to detect movement and notify a user. The idea is that, even with the best encryption in the world, a device is vulnerable to physical, in-person tampering — also known as “evil maid” because literally, a hotel maid could access it.

Edward Snowden launches Haven, an Android app to protect you from intrudersHaven

On the app’s page, Haven is described as, “Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy. It is an Android application that leverages on-device sensors to provide monitoring and protection of physical spaces. Haven turns any Android phone into a motion, sound, vibration and light detector, watching for unexpected guests and unwanted intruders. We designed Haven for investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and people at risk of forced disappearance to create a new kind of herd immunity. ”

The app is available in beta version in Google Play Store.

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