CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden said Thursday that he planned to help develop a modified version of Apple's iPhone for journalists who are concerned that they may be the target of government surveillance.
The announcement was made during a one-day conference on "Forbidden Research" held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab.
Mr. Snowden, speaking from Russia to an M.I.T. Media Lab conference, said the idea was to alert users to electronic surveillance in dangerous areas.