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Whistle blown on mass surveillance industry

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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

Surveillance companies can use your iPhone to take photos of you and your surroundings without your knowledge, said a representative from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism at a panel chaired by Julian Assange™ today.

Companies also sell products that will let them change the messages you write, track your location and nick your email contacts, claimed speakers on the panel that included representatives from Privacy International and the aforementioned bureau.



In European and US shows over the last six months, Hacking Team of Milan and Gamma International, a controversial British company, have offered customers including police and intelligence agencies explicit hacking attacks including “stealth spyware for infecting and monitoring computers and smartphones” and lectures on “applied hacking techniques used by government agencies”. -source


This could be a lot of hot air (false information). The first link leads to another page, which has no sources, other than links to the websites of the companies they claim are involved.

cited in the source.



The PI team asked the assorted search engine luminaries if they actually knew what governments could do and were doing with their tapping, intercepting, locating and processing capabilities – and how that was being linked in some states to deliberate and intended harm. “Even Google couldn’t give the answer to that question.” -source (p2)


FYI: The sources are from the same website. Two different articles. The second one is two pages.




posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 05:31 PM
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Wow nice find, This is why I don't have a mobile phone, if any one wants to get in touch they ring my house phone and leave a message like the good old days.
They are collecting info on us all, Social sites Facebook all off them, heck even this site too

I don't know why they need all the info. But one day they will use it for Evil !!!!!

(Heck I have been on this site to long Iam becoming a conspiracy theorist gulp
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Must be embarrassing for those who watch porn on their phone.

Would be funny.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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Ever hear of "Fusion Centers"?
en.wikipedia.org...

Odds are all the aforementioned data is collected at these central locations. Very 1984. But that goes without saying, I suppose.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Keep your phone turned off and in a faraday cage.
When asked, "how will I get ahold of you"?
I reply, "this is for my convenience not yours".



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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I would counter argue, that it's not the lack of control in the industry, Is that the intelligence agencies knows of it and allow it...

The CIA I'm sure knows and I don't think they're about to change it either, they have been looking for ways to monitor it's people for years, it wont be long before all aspects of life are as in Minority Report,

Evidence will be biased and based on information of you rather than any committed crime...

Fox



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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Must be embarrassing for those who watch porn on their phone.


Originally posted by g146541
Keep your phone turned off and in a faraday cage.
When asked, "how will I get ahold of you"?
I reply, "this is for my convenience not yours".


And who doesn't have something pornographic on his or her phone? With the resolution of screens these days...

Yep g14, I agree. A Faraday cage is becoming more and more an asset these days. So funny to go near any apartment complex and search for spots and see 15+ connections listed, and likely someone will still have a connection named "linksys" without a password. Ha.

Wouldn't it be cool to have two connections two throw people off? One to distract and another kept as 'private' as possible.

With regard to spying becoming a part of everyday life, it's getting easier to say, Too hell with this. There are so many better things that are worth spending money on than techno gadgets. It never ends. As soon as two years pass, even if it's in great condition, people sell it...because it's also becoming a fashion accessory. What a shame to see people spending so much money on stuff like this, as if they aren't probably broke already.

Consumer addicts and their obsession with new debt.



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