posted on Dec, 5 2006 @ 10:43 PM
The article states that these "roving bugs", as conducted by the FBI, have all been under legally issued warrants. I have to assume that any
technology the FBI has access to is also available to various other Government agencies, ie. the CIA, the NSA, etc..
In fact, it is logical to assume that the software/hardware which makes this technology possible was developed by an agency other than the FBI, and
later (how much later, one wonders) made available to the FBI. Given their much publicized involvement with unwarranted (and arguably,
illegal) wiretaps, one wonders if in fact the National Security Agency might not be the source of this technology. And if the NSA has in fact been
utilizing this spying/prying tool in conjunction with its on-going warrantless tapping efforts.
If such is the case, how many loyal Americans have had their innocent, yet confidential, conversations compromised without their knowledge, simply by
virtue of holding them within "Big-Ear"-shot of a monitored cell-phone?
And please don't argue that no one, especially a "crimminal" or possible "terrorist" should have an expectation of privacy in a public place.
Without even going into the basic legal concept of "innocent until proven guilty", this technology, like second-hand smoke, threatens the sanctity
of All in its vicinity, be that space public or private; especially since the action can be initiated remotely on even a phone in the "Off"
Please, PLEASE! Hackers of the world unite and make available some means to detect and delete this insidious software from our phones! Perhaps some
one can market a combination flash memory and external power source for our phones so that when not in use they may rendered inert and unavailable to