So you know how the government have expressed interest in storing a digital footprint of everyone who has an internet connection? Well, thanks to this little black box, it seems we are one step closer to having our digital information stored for whatever reason. This device can store your social media passwords, grab your emails, siphon through your Dropbox content and construct a very detailed profile of your digital life. All that has to happen is one thing… it has to be close to your phone.
Read on for a more detailed look of what this black box can accomplish, and just how little digital privacy you have…
We’re serious; this box just has to be within a certain range of your phone. That’s the promise made by the ‘InterApp’ agency, who said that this black box “does not require any cooperation from the phone owner. The only required condition is that the wifi transmitter of the mobile device will be open. In short, Rayzone Group’s website claims that an InterApp device is able to steal the data of “any phone user” within its proximity.”
Of course, as you can imagine, InterApp is marketed towards intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and is quite similar to an IMSI catcher; another device which can capture details about a person’s phone calls, messages and various other personal information. As expected, the potential introduction of the InterApp Black Box has riled up crowds over the world, sparking various protests against it (which I would join, for the record!).
You can view the brochure for this little devil by clicking here, but for now, comment below and let me know how you feel about the potential for your digital profile to be under the watch of the government.