Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy, through an Android app and on-device sensors.
Edward Snowden's Haven app turns your phone into a surveillance deviceHaven's not the first app of its kind, but it just might be the best. A quick search on the Play Store will show no shortage of surveillance/motion detection apps, and while some of these work alright, they're not nearly as secure compared to a true security camera.
Snowden's new Android app turns your cheap smartphone into a home security systemEven the best digital security practices are often undone by sloppy physical security. An unreadable 40 character password, after all, is only as secure as the office containing the Post-it note you wrote it on. (Sidebar: please don't do this. Use a password manager for God's sake, it's almost 2018).
Edward Snowden's Haven app uses your phone to detect intrudersGiven the need for some journalists to protect their hard-won information, it's no surprise that Haven may see use as a means to keep shady interlopers from PCs and laptops containing sensitive data.
Edward Snowden's New App Uses Your Smartphone to Physically Guard Your LaptopLike many other journalists, activists, and software developers I know, I carry my laptop everywhere while I'm traveling. It contains sensitive information; messaging app conversations, email, password databases, encryption keys, unreleased work, web browsers logged into various accounts, and so on.
Snowden's new app protects you from kidnappers. Or maids.Haven, an app backed by Edward Snowden, turns an Android device into something like a baby monitor on steroids, or the world's most paranoid nanny-cam.
Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security SystemYour digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or journalists in repressive regimes, have to fear not just hacking and online surveillance, but the reality that police, intelligence agents, or other intruders can simply break into your home, office, or hotel room.
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