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    Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    The Internet is abuzz with reports of mysterious devices sprinkled across America—many of them on military bases—that connect to your phone by mimicking cell phone towers and sucking up your data. There is little public information about these devices, but they are the new favorite toy of government agencies of all stripes; everyone from the National Security Agency to local police forces are using them.

    Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You
    Well thats a bit suspicious, and probably illegal search and seizure. Though, who knows what stuff theyve managed to put in various security laws. Is anyone here ok with the govt capturing your cell phone and then sucking out all your data, without informing you or getting a warrant?

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    Re: Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Well thats a bit suspicious, and probably illegal search and seizure. Though, who knows what stuff theyve managed to put in various security laws. Is anyone here ok with the govt capturing your cell phone and then sucking out all your data, without informing you or getting a warrant?
    If you put it into the air its by definition not secure. If you don't want your business known I would suggest another means of communication, or perhaps very intense encryption strategies and algorithms.
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    Well, I don't like it at all, but aren't you aware that we're all essentially suspicious these days? Especially if we have a brain?
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    Re: Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    We continue to move towards an Orwellian, Panopticon surveillance state.



    Doesn't look like their is sufficient outrage among the citizenry to stop it anymore.

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    I encourage it. I wish the process would speed up a bit, though.

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    Re: Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    I don't know if calling them 'fake' is the way to go.

    'Fake' denotes that they don't work like regular tower work - but they do. They're just owned by (?) The government I suppose - and used for a secondary purpose: to track. Pretty clever, honestly - just sidestep that there supreme court ruling and whamo . . .wait for the next one to say 'you can't do that'.
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    Re: Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    We continue to move towards an Orwellian, Panopticon surveillance state.



    Doesn't look like their is sufficient outrage among the citizenry to stop it anymore.
    The level of apathy displayed in the face of revelations like this is staggering. Apparently we are going to have to have our freedoms entirely stripped away before people will even understand what the word means.

    I can envision a day in the not too distant future where some government agency could type my name into their computer and instantly receive a recording of every call I've made, every text I've sent or received, and a track of everywhere I've been complete with video footage compiled via facial recognition software from networked security cameras. If that isn't scary enough, look at what's happening with satellite capabilities. Think "live google earth" with about 1000 times the number of pixels.

    Not very long ago this would have been considered tinfoil hat stuff. Today it's very real. The really sick part is, not only do we go along with it, we actually pay for it.

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    Re: Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't know if calling them 'fake' is the way to go.

    'Fake' denotes that they don't work like regular tower work - but they do. They're just owned by (?) The government I suppose - and used for a secondary purpose: to track. Pretty clever, honestly - just sidestep that there supreme court ruling and whamo . . .wait for the next one to say 'you can't do that'.
    Regular cell phone towers don't de-encrypt and store your cell phone data.
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    The american people have become sheep, and slowly but surely they are being led to slaughter. Will we as a people wake up before we no longer have any recourse? I'm not so sure anymore.

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    Re: Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, I don't like it at all, but aren't you aware that we're all essentially suspicious these days? Especially if we have a brain?
    In that case, my phone is as secure as can be.
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