Encryption, Cameras and Games
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 18 14:10:49 CET 2010
On Monday 18 January 2010, Helge Hafting wrote:
> Rashid wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > I'm going to need a very safe smart phone for using it for investigative
> > reporting.
> > So I have some questions before I'm going to get a Freerunner:
> > 3. Can you plug in an USB Cam (Like a Webcam) and use it to film
> > (extremly important) on the crypted LVM?
> You can plug in any USB device that linux supports. I don't know if the
> device is fast enough to actually encrypt and store a video stream
> though. You might want to consider a really small PC like an acerONE. It
> even has a built-in webcam.
There is a further limitation - the port is usb1.1 while many modern webcams
require usb2 bandwidth because they don't compress the video stream.
> > We have serious problems in Europe with the freedom of the press so it
> > would be great to use the freerunner with openmoko for helping freedom
> > of the press.
> What part of Europe would that be? Definitely not western Europe.
There are certainly more dangerous places to be a journalist, but the National
Union of Journalists considers the situation in the UK at the moment fairly
serious. The International Federation of Journalists agree, but say the
problem is Europe-wide. Stop and search powers under Section 44 or the
Terrorism Act, which allows searches without suspicion of wrongdoing, are
widely used against both professional and amateur photographers, and are to
continue even though the European Court of Human Rights recently found it
incompatible with European human rights laws.
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