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“If This, Then Panic!” Sample Code for Triggering Emergency Alerts

Earlier this year, we announced the PanicKit Library for Android and Ripple, our basic app for alerts any compatible app that you are in an emergency situation. Rather than build a solitary, enclosed “panic button” app that only can provide a specific set of functionality, we decided, as we often do, to build a framework, and encourage others to participate.…

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Copperhead, Guardian Project and F-Droid Partner to Build Open, Verifiably Secure Mobile Ecosystem

Three open-source projects haved joined together to announce a new partnership to create an open, verifiably secure mobile ecosystem of software, services and hardware. Led by the work of the Toronto-based CopperheadOS team on securing the core Android OS,¬†Guardian Project and F-Droid have joined in to partner on envisioning and developing a full mobile ecosystem. The goal is to create…

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Hiding Apps in Plain Sight

Beyond just thinking about encryption of data over the wire, or at rest on your mobile device, we also consider physical access to your mobile device, as one of the possible things we need to defend against. Some of our apps, such as Courier, our secure news reader, include a Panic feature, enabling a user to quickly delete data or…

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