Now, a Slip Cover for mobiles to shield them from being tracked

With reports of cell phones and their data being tracked, a new program has been reportedly launched by a New York technologist to shield a cellphone`s cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS signals though a hi-tech slip cover.

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2013, 12:08 PM IST

Washington: With reports of cell phones and their data being tracked, a new program has been reportedly launched by a New York technologist to shield a cellphone`s cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS signals though a hi-tech slip cover.

Adam Harvey, who recently made headlines for developing stealth clothing designed to hide wearers from the spying eyes of drones has come up with the `Off Pocket project` to bring stealth down to a cellphone, Discovery News reports.

The slip cover is based on the technology behind the electric field-blocking Faraday cage, which protects electrical equipment from lightning strikes.

The Off Pocket contains a metal fiber mesh that blocks the wireless signals (frequencies between 800MHz and 2.4 GHz) coming from cell phone towers, bluetooth and GPS satellites as they attempt to communicate with a phone.

The report said that the cover, scheduled to be out in September, is waterproof and 100 times stronger than conventional signal blocking bags used in law enforcement.

ANI