Does anyone know if there exists an emergency wipe app? The app automatically erases all the data from your phone by pressing the app button.
- crossing a border when a guard demands your phone (like in China)
- robbery on a bus or other transport
I searched but did not find.
Edit: Apparently the US Gov has such an app already, as this article is from 2011
There’s a new app being developed by the U.S. government and it seems like everyone should want to add it to their phone for all kinds of different reasons. If a cell phone is confiscated by police or government agency, the panic button app will wipe the cell phone’s address book, history, text messages and broadcast the arrest as an emergency alert to fellow activists.
The GuardianProject has a codebase to implement such a panic button response with their app Ripple, but it only works with apps that include the codebase, meaning, i can’t just install Ripple and put a trigger to wipe the phone, i can only get apps that use PanicKit to perform some functions, so it is limited.