Watch Edward Snowden Teach Vice How to Make a Phone ‘Go Black’
When whistleblower Edward Snowden told people just how easily the government could compromise their technology and spy on them, the immediate response was some variation on “Oh, crap! My laptop? My cell phone? People can see that?!”
OK, that’s a bit hyperbolic, but you catch our drift. People immediately sought ways of securing their data and protecting their gadgets from prying eyes. Now, Snowden is here to help. On tomorrow’s episode of Vice, the man himself shows correspondent Shane Smith how to make a smartphone go black by removing the cameras and microphones so they can’t be used against you. Find out how to do it yourself in the clip above from Vice, which airs tomorrow at 11 p.m. on HBO.