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Phillip Woods iPhone HOAX Exposed!

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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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Wood would need a cell phone which can connect to a cell network and send messages (or Wifi – but open wifi or even wifi in a CIA detention facility? That’s pretty ridiculous.). So there in lies the rub. I contacted Sure.io (formerly Cable & Wireless Diego Garcia) and they assured me that if you want you phone to work (and its an unlocked quad band phone) you need to get a Sure.io sim card. No sim card no connection and that is case closed – the end of this conspiracy. A 15 minutes email to sure.io debunked this, 15 minutes of research and thats all. But for the sake of discussion I will also debunk the image as well.



&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map]Phillip Woods iPhone HOAX Exposed!

This is a pretty good article that sums up some of the major problems with the fake Phillip Woods story.

Intellihub is becoming one of the least reliable websites in the conspiracy community that has a history of not caring about they facts and posting articles later debunked without retraction.

Steve Quayle is also to blame for this latest hoax.

As the article reads, there would be zero wi-fi signal or signal period for Phillip Woods to connect to send his alleged photo which has gone viral on the internet. Thousands have been tricked and fooled.

You would need a special SIM card to connect to the network at this secret CIA base they don't just have hotspots with free access for people to connect to. This is ridiculous.

More quote from article:

If you look at the EXIF data from the original (reproduced here on a website decoder) you see a latitude and longitude which correspond to Diego Garcia, home of the supposed CIA facility wood is being held at. So from the article we are told that this data is not editable. This is NOT TRUE and I will demonstrate just how false this is.

ORIGINAL GPS DATA
GPS Altitude Ref Sea level GPS Latitude 7″18’58.308907 GPS Latitude Ref S
GPS Longitude 72″25’35.559082 GPS Longitude Ref E GPS Version ID 2 2 0 0

EDITING THE EXIF

The first thing we need to do is locate a good EXIF Editor. I chose EXIF Editor which for $9.99 on the app store was a steal. There are also instructions here for doing it with Picassa which is free and apparently the way it was done for this hoax.

&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[]]Complete Article

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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 07:20 PM
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Congrats, you just learned what many of us have known for some time now. "Computer forensics" is BS. Too bad LEO can and do use this junk to convict people all the time.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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For the guy who told his wife he was going to China for business on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and now can't leave his Girlfriends apartment.. a moment of silence.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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Computer forensics is no more junk than any other field of forensics. Data can be manipulated, DNA can be planted, blood spatter patterns replicated...

The only difference is, with computer forensics, there are many different ways to achieve a given aim, and those methods are more widely known because of the social aspects of hacking which gave rise to the specialisation in the first place, and indeed produce some of the finest minds in the field. I am no computer expert, but I know what a good practitioner can achieve, even with a drive that is supposed to have been deleted.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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The fact of the matter is that we have this issue out there now. There are going to be people who believe in it vehemently, and those who don't. Others will simply not know what to think about it.

As a casual observer, I see that this was certainly an interesting development if it is true.

However, according to the OP this is a secret CIA base. If it is secret how come we have known about it for years? Why is it referenced in movies and on television?

Also, where is your evidence that the base has no wi-fi or cell/mobile phone connectivity? I would be most interested to review that information. Until such time as I have seen that, I cannot confirm or deny your claim - which, for all I know, is baseless and without foundation. Especially, when coupled with your claim of this being a "secret" base.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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I still can't believe that people believed this stuff in the first place.
I mean a secret facility, he has an iPhone with flash and still takes only a dark photo and then posts it on a really small site.
Seriously?
You can fake GPS data with so many tool, I used them myself a few times. The battery would sure not last very long either... and smuggling a phone inside your anus?
Come on who can put a whole phone inside his butt? I am sure some people can, but I doubt that they would not discover it.
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posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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Sure, it can be done. But it's a whole lot more difficult to plant physical evidence like DNA in someone's house, than it is to plant a file in some obscure system folder a normal user never even looks, and change a few metadata parameters to make it look like it's been there for years.

Recovering "erased data" is indeed easy, for just about everyone these days(I had an OS crash, reinstalled windows on the same drive. Using Rstudio recovery, I was able to get back like 98% of my "erased files", even with a new OS installed on the same drive). Metadata takes a mere seconds to edit, using it as concrete evidence is a farce IMO.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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Lolz, I knew that was the case.

I questioned about how he he would get a signal fron Diego Garcia here



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 01:57 AM
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reply to post by Skymon612
 


What about the possibility of a smart phone with the needed sim card acting as a WiFi hotspot? my smartphone has the ability to be turned into a WiFi hotspot.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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As the article reads, there would be zero wi-fi signal or signal period for Phillip Woods to connect to send his alleged photo which has gone viral on the internet. Thousands have been tricked and fooled.

You would need a special SIM card to connect to the network at this secret CIA base they don't just have hotspots with free access for people to connect to. This is ridiculous.


I don't really wanna say I believe the story. But at the same time I don't think it's an adequate debunking to assume there is no means of getting a signal out. National Geographic sells sim cards for that area, and there is a decent size civilian population there...

According to David Vine, "Today, at any given time, 3,000 to 5,000 U.S. troops and civilian support staff live on the island.
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www.cellularabroad.com...

If the guy is a techy from IBM, is it likely he could find a way to access the internet?

I haven't seen the picture. The circumstances and the implications seem implausible, but not impossible (probably crazier true stories out there somewhere), in any case, you need more concrete/specific reasoning to debunk it.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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Why would he need their WiFi???

I'm on a mental ward using my unlimited 3G to post this... Not someone else's WiFi!!!

With that said...

An iPhone... Up where the Sun don't shine???
Maybe on a prison block...
Not a flight that he didn't know was being diverted!!!

Unless he plugged it before the flight...
But then I'd wonder about the credibility of a man who does that before a flight!!!
Then again the detectors would have known if it was before!!!

So he must have done it in the Plane???
When & How???


Too far fetched...
Don't even need to look at photos & data!!!


Peace everybody!!!



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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!!! tsoP elbuoD
edit on 8-4-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: Stated!!!



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 07:05 PM
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reply to post by CharlieSpeirs
 


Diego Garcia has their own cell network. If you don't have a Sim card from them you have to be on wifi to send a message.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 07:26 PM
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Not gonna lie pal... I'm as confused as Hell with what you just said!!!

Forgive me, I'm a bit of a Caveman when it comes to technology!!!

So 3G would be useless where they're situated???
For example I'm on EE... But I thought 3G went with any network???

If it's too longwinded to explain no worries...
I fear I've bored people to death just by asking



Peace Zaphod!!!



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 


No I get it now thy have their own tower with their own brand so EE etc wouldn't register so the phones 3G wouldn't work, I think I'm getting it, my apologies!!!


Peace Zaphod!!!



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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CharlieSpeirs
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Not gonna lie pal... I'm as confused as Hell with what you just said!!!

Forgive me, I'm a bit of a Caveman when it comes to technology!!!

So 3G would be useless where they're situated???
For example I'm on EE... But I thought 3G went with any network???

If it's too longwinded to explain no worries...
I fear I've bored people to death just by asking



Peace Zaphod!!!

If you leave your country, your not gonna have your "normal/home" provider, but a roaming partner that receives your calls from or to your phone an delievers them to the right "adress".
So if you are on Diego Garcia, there is no roaming option, that means you can't get any reception with your phone without their network provider... and for that network provider to work you need their sim card.

This may not be 100% technically correct, since my English is limited in that field of technology, but I hope you get what I am trying to say.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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reply to post by aLLeKs
 


Definitely pal, appreciate that!!!

Much better interpretation & definition than I could muster as well


I think the technological Caveman showed in my second response, I was trying to say what you said



Peace aLLeKs!!!



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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reply to post by aLLeKs
 


That's pretty much exactly right. You could get on a wifi hotspot, and send messages that way, but I don't see a secret military prison having an open wifi network for someone to connect to.



posted on Apr, 8 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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reply to post by Skymon612
 


Ha.. It took me alot less than 15 minutes to debunk it.

Its called common sense. It was ridiculous and everyone should've known simply from the post itself, the place it was posted to, the language, and the fact that you would call your family.. not go posting to 4chan.





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