Edward Snowden's 'Haven' App Protects One's Privacy and Posessions

The average smartphone today is built with multiple cameras, barometers, accelerometers, light sensors and the ability to connect to the Internet, making it possible for consumers to carry out a variety of tasks—but at the same time, these built-in technologies leave phone users vulnerable to invasions of privacy. 'Haven' is an all-in-one personal security app from Edward Snowden that aims to protect journalists, activists, government workers and more.

Using the built-in detectors for motion, sound, vibration and light that are included in smartphones, Haven transforms Android devices with the most secure communications technologies available today, such as Signal and Tor.

Snowden worked on the development of the beta version of the Haven app with The Guardian Project as a means of protecting citizens from invasions of privacy and preventing them from being silenced.