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Snowden and Huang hope to help smartphones go dark

Taylor Armerding | Aug. 12, 2016
The famed whistleblower and a famous hacker collaborate on making the smartphone less risky for front-line journalists. Of course, if it works, it could obviously help bad guys too

“If this approach were applied to smartphones, then the various antennas on the phones could have similar physical controls made available.”

He added that if such controls were built in, it would be more likely to work than, “some sort of aftermarket-modified phone with a voided warranty.”

Cornell said it is also important for users to recognize that the proposed module, even if it works as intended, “doesn’t provide protection. It provides awareness.”


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