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Reply: Thu Jul 21 2016 20:20:22 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Reply To: Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance
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While the idea of a phone case-like design for a final product is a good idea, the presence of a screen might cause it to be visible to hostile regimes. With the display located on the back of a phone, wouldn't holding a phone up vertically (in the normal, touchscreen-facing-the-user position) mean the backside of the phone is visible to all? Anyone (such as, say, an officer) may be able to spot and identify such devices during a stop and confiscate the modified device, for example. For the final product, will there any mechanisms in place to hide the screen, make the modifications look like a normal phone case, or otherwise address this sort of visibility problem?
Alternatively, this may not be in scope; one could argue that if an officer is close enough to see a modified device, the journalistic effort has already been detected. Either way, I'd love to hear thoughts.
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Maybe the display could be masked in a flip-cover sort of case.
Or, maybe, the case could cover all of the phone's back and the top part of it be a foldable display.