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Originally posted by masawa
If you were on a 'list' you would NEVER know that your phone was tapped.
They would tap it at the fiber link in the telco operations center and it would all be done by intercepting/duplicating your one's and zero's.
That sounds probable. I've already had 2 agents come to my house and question me about my neighbors. It's gotten to the point that while I'm talking, I start talking to whoever is tapping my phone. It's psychotic I know, but can you really blame me?
Originally posted by Maxmars
I don't want to come off sounding snide, but here's the rub. Your phone conversations are not tapped. They are intercepted. All of them.
More simply, How can you tell if your conversation is potentially being listened to?.... does your phone work? If it does then your on the grid.
All digital telecommunications are routed through systems that provide total access to the federales. It's been that way for decades.
Any remaining analog or radio based phone signals are simply collected along with everything else.
"tapping" phones is now something only private detectives and corporate spies do.
The real questions is are you saying anything that might cause a computer program looking for linguistic algorithms to consider it a candidate for focused observation?