posted on Nov, 21 2003 @ 10:31 PM
With all these millions of phone calls made every day, I really don't see how the government can effectively and efficiently monitor all of them. I
mean, if they listen to them real time, there's probably not going to be enough staff to listen in to all of them because at any given time, probably
a few hundred calls are being made.
Recording the calls and listening to them later could be a possiblity, but still, the number of calls rack up and you'll soon have a really
overwhelming number of them to listen to.
I seriously doubt the capabilities of computers to track certain keywords, but governments have the best technology so who knows? Everyone has a
different voiceprint, therefore they have some sort of differing lisp or accent from everyone else. The quality of the sound of a phone call isn't
very good wither, so a burst of static may trigger the computer to "flag" the call.
And wouldn't terrorists and folk use code words or doubletalk when communicating?
I don't tihnk being tracked is too much of a problem. There are millions of cell phone users, and unless if you're doing something very bad, I
don't think that you'll be singled out and tracked down. If you represent cell phones as dots on a map, there's probably gonna be too many to make
any use of the info. Keeping the data of where everyone is updated is a issue as well.