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Googles phone the next stage in surveillance?

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:47 AM
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Please excuse me if there has been a discussion on this all ready.

So I was reading this article this morning...

news.sky.com...


Now I know it's nothing special. It's a new phone wow. But, with it coming into ever more light how Google are apparently in bed with NSA etc. It has made me wonder something.

If they start to build a new phone in the US, then, well, would it be easier for them to put some kind of surveillance technology in them?

Does anyone know what I mean?

They may all ready be doing it now, but, just seems weird to me.




posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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Of course not, with their motto of something something "evil".



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:52 AM
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Its not the tech in it thats really the thing thats spys, its the data going to and from it which can be captured and analyzed.

Mics, cameras and any other hardware feature can be turned on and off remotely to force additional data to be collected.

Also: its a motorola
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:53 AM
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I dont think the modification of phones is required. Most current smartphones already have the hardware and software to allow for external monitoring if desired. In addition to this, a lot of the communications have been known to be intercepted between source and destination, rather than straight from source.

As communication technology develops, lets hope privacy technology follows suit.

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:56 AM
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The software its running will be android so it'll be as open as any other phone to the spooks



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:03 AM
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Hmmm you all have a point.


I was just thinking that maybe they could tap into the cameras etc, or the camera automatically broadcasts everything it sees. Something like that.


But like you have all said pretty much, the software all ready exists to do that now.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by brace22
Hmmm you all have a point.


I was just thinking that maybe they could tap into the cameras etc, or the camera automatically broadcasts everything it sees. Something like that.


But like you have all said pretty much, the software all ready exists to do that now.


Indeed. However to continue on with the spirit of this thread as I have interpreted it, new technology will just allow for more accurate information to be streamed to those who seek to capture it.

Perhaps in the future, our phones will be implanted in our bodies and some other dreadful kind of control from external sources may result.



posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:24 AM
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Just another reason NOT to buy more crap you DO NOT need



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 04:54 AM
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It's funny you say that!!

I remember just last week reading a news article about... Surprise... Google working on a chip that gets implanted in your body, and then you can contact people and do all sorts of stuff with it.

If that's not human control in disguise then cheese isn't real.



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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And everyone in the entire world (almost) reason in the exact same way. Including me.

You buy your first android smart phone and get surprised how easy you can be tracked. How many traces you leave behind you whatever you do or wherever you go. But in order to counter this you have to restrict yourself and give up on a lot of smart features.

"Oh look I got a free gps app from google that save all my locations. How nice".

Reminds me of a documentary of the 60's anti-war movement. One of the guys involved in the marches and rallys from back then said something like: "we were all high and saw secret agents everywhere. then we grew up and realized we were just being paranoid. And now 40 years later we know...there really were secret agents spying on us everywhere."



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 10:10 AM
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All smartphones are geo-tracking you. They ask for permission, but I seriously doubt that stops the NSA from pinpointing your location. They can use the cell-towers, wifi, or gps to get your co-ordinance.

So if they can pinpoint your location, and track you via satellite or these drones, AND tape it to store indefinitely, then anything you do in public will be monitored. I think the permissions is more so that they can use it in a court for evidence, legally, sometime in the not so distant future.

I'm just glad that I'm a nobody. Now, if I was a wealthy multi-millionaire who was trying to level up and take down an even wealthier enterprise, then I'd be really, really concerned about my every move. As is, meh.



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