Edward Snowden news have revealed that the well-known NSA whistleblower is working in a project known as Albeit which is developing a cover case for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 devices.
The cover is of particular interest because it is aimed at limiting the chances of user handsets being used for unwarranted surveillance. Snowden is collaborating with Andrew Huang on the project. Huang entered the fame spotlight after hacking Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox as well as challenging the DMCA act. The two have been working on the cover case concept and have published an article under the title “Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance.” The article provides some interesting insights on how to protect user privacy in the modern age.
Edward Snowden News reveals more on the fight against unwarranted surveillance
Albeit’s main aim with the protective cover is to bring the fight to government agencies carrying out unwarranted surveillance over iPhone users unknowingly. The project is using legal and minor, simple but effective means. Snowden and his colleague argue that the government has been unlawfully overstepping Digital Surveillance codes. They believe that the cover case will particularly appeal to iPhone users who are particularly concerned about user privacy. Snowden stated that unwarranted government surveillance has a keen interest in media people and the case will, therefore, be a vital protection tool. He argued that frontline journalists are the most affected because their enemies try everything they can to silence them.
The two stated in their article that journalists can be betrayed by their own tools. They also claim that privacy protection has become more of an illusion over the past few years. The project came up with a suitable design after they visited the HuaQiang electronics market in China where they acquired some samples.
The Edward Snowden news is to create more awareness of these facts and create solutions that people can use to shield themselves. The only problem that the two will face is that most people do not take surveillance and user privacy into such deep consideration.