The Transparency Grenade: Collects and Shares Sensitive Data


Wed, Feb 22nd, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Transparency Grenade, a working concept designed by Julian Oliver for an art exhibition, is a translucent grenade-shaped spying device that listens and intercepts information and will then "explode" it publicly once the pin is pulled.

From the article on gizmag:

If you thought Wikileaks was a disruptive idea, the transparency grenade is going to blow you away. This tiny bit of hardware hidden under the shell shaped like a classic Soviet F1 hand grenade allows you to leak information from anywhere just by pulling a pin. The device is essentially a small computer with a powerful wireless antenna and a microphone. Following detonation, the grenade intercepts local network traffic and captures audio data, then makes the information immediately available online.



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