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Boeing's Smarthpone Would Self-Destruct If It's Tampered With

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Boeing's Smarthpone Would Self-Destruct If It's Tampered With

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Boeing's Smarthpone Would Self-Destruct If It's Tampered With

Boeing's Smarthpone Would Self-Destruct If It's Tampered With

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The company filed papers with the FCC for the phone, simply being called Black. Any attempt to tamper with the Boeing Black will result in all of its contacts, communication and software being erased.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And today's last word in business is: Spy Phone.

This is really something out of Bond or Inspector Gadget. You know how if you try to unlock your smartphone too many times it locks up? Well, Boeing is developing a smartphone for government and military use that will all but self-destruct if you try to unlock its secrets. The company has filed papers with the FCC for the phone, a product they're simply calling Black. Any attempt to tamper with the Boeing Black will result in all of its contacts, communication and software being totally erased. Wowsers!

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

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