Hacker building device to protect phones

Dr Andrew "Bunnie" Huang has several innovations in electronics to his name and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctorate in electrical engineering, but the 44-year-old is deeply suspicious of technology. He is building a device that will all
Dr Andrew "Bunnie" Huang has several innovations in electronics to his name and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctorate in electrical engineering, but the 44-year-old is deeply suspicious of technology. He is building a device that will allow users to send text and video messages, and store "high-value secrets". He says that the device will function independently of a user's phone and users can monitor exactly what the device is doing and what kind of signals it is sending out.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

US engineer, who distrusts tech, once worked with Snowden to build phone-monitoring gadget

While he may have several innovations in electronics to his name, and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctorate in electrical engineering, Dr Andrew "Bunnie" Huang is deeply suspicious of technology.

Dr Huang, who prefers to be called Bunnie, is a United States citizen who now lives here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline 'Hacker building device to protect phones'. Print Edition | Subscribe