Edward Snowden made an “Anti-Surveillance” Mobile Spy App for the personal security of people. The mobile app is capable of detecting monitoring surroundings and intimating you if there is an intrusion of your personal space.


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“Haven: Keep Watch”, Mobile Surveillance & Mobile Spy App

The Whistleblower of the millennia, Mr Edward Snowden released an app that can monitor surroundings. It uses devices’ input sensors to monitor sound, movement and visuals to detect intrusions.

Edward Snowden made this app in collaboration with Freedom of Press Foundation. Unlike some other malicious, popular yet harmful apps, this mobile spy app is for your security.

The app is called “Haven: Keep Watch”, & it’s target audiences are journalists, activists, Security Researchers and software developers.

If you carry your laptop everywhere, you must leave it alone for some time at some point in time. If It contains information that can not be compromised then you must encrypt it.

But there are ways to break security, and it would be better if you know who or if someone messed with our system.

The data could be anything, chats, email, passwords, databases, encryption keys, unreleased work, browsing history etc.

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You can use this app for :

  • Personal Space Security and Intrusion Detection

  • Mobile & Laptop Security

  • Cheap home Surveillance Device

  • Monitor Wildlife in rural areas

  • Capture evidence of human rights violations etc

Edward Snowden’s statement on his app


How Haven, the Mobile Spy App works?

Haven is configurable according to environment and surroundings. You can actually configure a level of sound, and movement as a threshold.

The threshold movement, sound, visual change is the limit to which the app won’t trigger any action. Once the threshold limit is crossed, the app will send you a text or message as an intimation of intrusion with proof.

The proof will contain, log, sound and video. You can use these logs to ensure future action or prevent intrusion if time permits. Mobile spy app may also capture attacker’s photo.

The following sensors are controlled for a moderate change, and then reported to an event log on the device:

  • Accelerometer: phone’s motion and vibration
  • Camera: motion in the phone’s visible surroundings from front or back camera
  • Microphone: noises in the environment
  • Light: change in light from ambient light sensor
  • Power: detect device being unplugged or power loss

You can also choose to get an encrypted Signal notifications. You have to configure Haven to run a Tor onion service and use Tor Browser on another device to see a combined view of all of the alerts

Haven also maintains SMS text notifications, in case, if you want immediate alerts. Real-time encrypted Signal notifications of intrusion events from Haven.

Install Haven, the Mobile Spy App

There is a Beta release that you can get your hands on:

or you can add this repository manually in F-Droid’s Settings-> Repositories: https://guardianproject.github.io/haven-nightly/fdroid/repo/

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