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Edward Snowden's 'Haven' Turns Androids Into Portable Security Devices

Haven uses the existing technology on Android smartphones to turn them into motion, sound, vibration and light detectors.

Edward Snowden's 'Haven' Turns Androids Into Portable Security Devices
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Edward Snowden just unveiled one of his newest projects: a security app.

Haven, developed by the Guardian Project and Snowden's Freedom of the Press Foundation, turns any Android phone into a motion, sound, vibration and light detector.

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Using either Signal or Tor — both of which use encryption technology — users can monitor the phone's event log remotely and privately. Haven isn't available for iOS devices, but the developers recommend buying an Android burner, which can cost less than $100.

Snowden says the app was designed for "investigative journalists, human rights defenders and people at risk of forced disappearance."