Raise your hands if you use your phone to snapping pictures… I am pretty sure that would be 99% of us.
Now Raise your hands if you know if your photos are being tagged with your GPS coordinates of where you took that picture and if these are automatically saved to some cloud storage as a “backup” …willing to be there are now not so many hands up.
We get very excited when we set up our new phone so we tend to rush through all the setup screens and just blindly agree to every term and condition and randomly hit Yes to every question. We just want to get started.
The problem is that we tend to rely on the software.
One of the questions during this setup process is one that asks if you would like to enable the feature that tags your photos with the GPS location of when you snapped the image. This sounds like a great idea but it also means that you are broadcasting to the world your location, the location of your kid’s school, where you work, play and vacation. You are innocently giving up your privacy.
This is where a cool new phone comes in. It is called the PRIVAT Smartphone and as far as I am aware, is the first phone to separate hardware and software with a switch.
The PRIVAT phone is actually two devices each with its own hardware and software. The first is the hardware that controls the phone features and acts as a regular smartphone. The another completely separate motherboard controls the camera. So now, with the PRIVAT Smartphone, you can physically separate the camera from the phone.
The PRIVAT phone is all about keeping your info private by making your phone “deaf and blind”. You toggle a switch and it disconnects the camera and microphone. You can also disconnect the GPS. You still have all the functions of a regular smartphone and can snap away but you are assured that no malware is eavesdropping on your conversation and tracking you.
There are 3 modes:
- The first position is a normal mode: the smartphone is working just as any other.
- The second position shutdown any microphone and camera of the smartphone.
- The third position is the most innovative, it trigger an independent camera in the smartphone so you can shoot and store photos and videos away from Android. It is a physically independent piece of hardware separated from the smartphone mainboard.
Politicians and high-powered executives know the sensitive information they have on their mobile devices and they are aware that conversations they have could be valuable to their competitors. Today, where you can buy malware on the dark web and industrial espionage, is real, the PRIVAT phone is a solution that those who care about their information and privacy should consider.
Today, where you can buy malware on the dark web and industrial espionage, is real, the PRIVAT phone is a solution that those who care about their information and privacy should consider.
More info can be found at: http://privat-smartphone.com/#21