The iPhone case, developed by Edward Snowden in collaboration with Singapore-based hacker Andrew Huang, will be able to block the transmission of a GPS signal and thus avoid surveillance by intelligence agencies, reports The Telegraph. Snowden published a report in which he noted that unprotected gadgets transmit information from the device even in airplane mode. Thus, you can connect to them remotely and copy the required data. The created cover will eliminate this. The Snowden and Huang project is funded by voluntary donations.
The British edition notes that while the project is under development. Snowden plans to unveil a working prototype during 2017. According to the former CIA agent, first of all, such a cover will be useful to human rights activists and journalists.
In 2013, Edward Snowden fled the United States after the publication in the media of data on surveillance programs on citizens carried out by the American intelligence services. The ex-employee of the CIA and the National Security Agency was charged with three articles, each of which faces up to 10 years in prison. Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia, and in August 2014 he received a 3-year residence permit in the country.>