Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has released an Android app called Haven which is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, particularly inexpensive and older devices.
Haven, an app that takes advantage of the sensor-dense pocket computers has jointly developed by the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which counts the NSA whistleblower as a board member, the Guardian Project, and Snowden.
The new Haven app has been designed to keep your Android phone secure and it has special tools that provide a high-security communication to your device and makes it an anti-spy device that can also detect intrusions.
As Snowden said, the app provides security and he wants to increase awareness, of whether a device has been tampered with.
So, for example, if you leave your laptop at an office or in a hotel room, you can set up a burner Android device alongside your laptop. According to Snowden, Haven can detect motion, light, or movement, so if anyone opened the safe it will take a photo, record sound, detect motion and then send notifications to your main phone via SMS or to a Tor-based website. There is no cloud-based storage and end-to-end encryption has been provided over signal.
“Haven can also be used as a cheap home or office security system to detect break-ins or vandalism while you’re away, positioning the phone to send you photographs when someone walks within range. You can also use it to monitor for wildlife in rural areas, or to capture evidence of human rights violations and disappearances,” Micah Lee, a member of Freedom Of The Press who helps set up and test the app.
Snowden says that they are looking for contributors who will understand that physical security is as important as digital. You can download Haven via Google Play and open Android app store F-Droid.