HTC has announced a privacy-first Internet router called the Exodus 5G Hub. It will offer a number of privacy features, allowing users to keep more control over their data, access 5G Internet and run a full Bitcoin node—with greater security.

The hub uses a number of features typically found in crypto: Users will be able to own their own keys, allowing them to verify other Internet platforms, such as cloud-based services. Exodus also claims the hub will prevent Big Tech collecting data through devices, such as Amazon Alexa—although details on how it does that are scant.

Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer of HTC said, in a press release, “EXODUS was always about more than smartphones: EXODUS is about ownership. Owning your keys, owning your data, owning your privacy. EXODUS is the shield against the onslaught of big tech and its assault on the privacy of your home. By using the EXODUS 5G Hub, you have more control and ownership of your data than ever before.”

The Exodus 5G Hub will, like its main smartphones, have support for the Zion Vault. This supports the running of a Bitcoin full node—which helps to keep the Bitcoin network running. It also allows you to view your BTC, ETH, BNB, LTC, XLM, and other popular ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens.

The hub will support privacy apps including the ProtonMail email service, Brave browser, and Incognito VPN—all of which are commonly used by cryptocurrency advocates. The Brave browser is a privacy-first browser that has an in-built cryptocurrency wallet.

The hub will be available in the second quarter of this year.

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