NSA has complete control of your iPhone, can activate your microphone and camera without you knowing

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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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Leaked documents now show what we all suspected: the NSA can turn your iPhone’s microphone and camera on and off without you knowing.

According to Der Spiegel’s website:

“The NSA’s ANT division develops implants for mobile phones and SIM cards. One of these is a spyware implant called “DROPOUTJEEP” — designed for the first generation of iPhones — which was still in development in 2008, shortly after the iPhone’s launch. This spyware was to make it possible to remotely download or upload files to a mobile phone. It would also, according to the catalog, allow the NSA to divert text messages, browse the user’s address book, intercept voicemails, activate the phone’s microphone and camera at will, determine the current cell site and the user’

NSA has complete control of your iPhone, can activate your microphone and camera without you knowing

Here's some more info we should have probably already known. Check out this leaked document: DROPOUTJEEP ANT Product Data

They can turn on the camera, microphone, upload & download files, intercept & redirect texts and calls... we are putting ourselves at their mercy with our addiction to this new technology. We are willingly buying the tools of our own enslavement. What an ingenious plan by the PTB.

Aldous Huxley gave a speech in Berkley in 1962 about people choosing their own slavery: Aldous Huxley at UC Berkley, 1962. This has all been in the works for a long time. And we are aren't just walking into it - we are paying full admission for the right to be enslaved! When the masses finally awaken (if they ever do), there will be a lot of face-palming going on. We did it to ourselves! They can monitor us and irradiate us at the same time. Boy, these evil geniuses are smart. I hope we can be smarter than them.




posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 09:58 AM
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Nineteen eighty four is here! I believe department stores have an app, of the sorts. that target your phone for insight on your shopping as well.

The developers of this technologies needs to provide a safe product. IMO. If they, in the future want to continue their product lines. (Maybe not.) I just don't see the "awake" citizens putting up with this for to long. Maybe kids don't care, at the moment. But people are getting tired of this intrusive thorn in the side.

Technology is here to stay but we don't/mustn't have to be a slave to it. The A.Huxley speech was fantastic. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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Those rascals! They've done what every pervert dreams of - putting portable cameras in girl's washrooms across the world.

How do they live with themselves? I have no idea, but there is something wrong with these creeps that no amount of washing will clean.

On the other hand (as if there's an other hand) they claim they spy only in very select cases and with a court order (by very friendly judges). I hope so. People have been spooked by the spooks, and they should now lean way over in the direction of freedom and privacy, in an attempt to redeem themselves.
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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:08 AM
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We've allowed ourselves to get addicted to these gadgets....just look at the massive lineups to buy the newest devices the market can throw at us. Try living without one, but there may come a time where that just may be necessary.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Step one: open trash can. Step two: insert Iphone into trash can. Step three: close trash can.



You're welcome



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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Uh, you guys do realize they've been selling this software to the public for several years now. All you need to do is have physical access to your target's phone to install a hidden app. You can track the person via GPS, spy on all out going calls, read texts, view their photos, activate the camera and microphone...

It's actually not very expensive either, and it works with just about any modern smartphone. If I can buy an app like that and put it on someone's phone -- it's no surprise that the government has already had access to such technology.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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Why would they want to download or upload something to our phones? I'm sincerely curious?

It would also be nice to know signs of this being activated. Would a delayed text message or a redirect out of the blue to another website be a sign? How long are they allowed to listen by law (is it like the old wire tapping days with legal limits)? Is it "the sky is the limit" or does someone know particular by-laws that fall under this "legal spying without cause".

Someone out there will create a software to protect us from this - sort of like an antivirus. In the meanwhile I would really like to see software that can at least detect if this is happening. I think of confidential client/practitioner interactions, which are sometimes done by phone in a pinch.

Finally, if phones are retrofitted with this why can't a citizen tap into this and spy on them? I would find getting some cold hard dirt on those who condone this blasted over every airwave to be a good exercise in perspective building.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:31 AM
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Okay, that does it. I haven't yet "succumbed" to a "smart phone"; although I realize having the internet and communications tech in one's pocket is quite alluring, I'm still just using a voice/text clamshell, with a crapola camera and old-fashioned number pad. I hate the phone, but hey, it does the job.

I was just considering over the last few months springing for a handy-dandy pocket-net device like the kids all have, even my brother is rude enough to sit and browse the internet during family gatherings (which happen only 1-2 times per year). I find it quite sad that people can't simply sit and talk without resorting to their 'iphones'.

Just yesterday I was looking at smartphones for sale; several hundred dollars!!! To be "hooked in" to the NSA?

Um, no. I'll stick with my crap-shell disposable phone and my home PC. Camera taped over.

Reminds me of my Mom, who turns 75 on Thursday - she still as landline phones in her home, although my bro got her an iphone a couple/few years ago (which I'm glad of, because she needs to have a cellular). But, the dinosaur variety work for voice, and too difficult to "text" (which eliminates doing so while driving), and is perfectly adequate for keeping in touch with my family and friends.

Yikes. This society makes me shudder.

But, then again, it may all just be sensationalist divisive-rumormongering. It's awful to not be able to trust ANYONE or ANYTHING having to do with media or government.

Blah



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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I've have considered this with most phones these days. My phone has done some weird things in the past and I have a windows phone.

My question is, how can they monitor all the phones they want when there are prolly 300 million+ phones in the U.S alone?

-SAP-



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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SloAnPainful
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I've have considered this with most phones these days. My phone has done some weird things in the past and I have a windows phone.

My question is, how can they monitor all the phones they want when there are prolly 300 million+ phones in the U.S alone?

-SAP-


Having the world's biggest computing facility helps.
NSA - Utah Data Center



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Dianec
reply to post by TwoTonTommy
 


Why would they want to download or upload something to our phones? I'm sincerely curious?



If they wanted to plant evidence on your phone, to incriminate you of some crime. There's one reason.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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I get that, but that still a lot of monitoring... Maybe if people certain things it will "red flag" the phone or something, but still that's just crazy...

-SAP-



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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MystikMushroom
Uh, you guys do realize they've been selling this software to the public for several years now. All you need to do is have physical access to your target's phone to install a hidden app. You can track the person via GPS, spy on all out going calls, read texts, view their photos, activate the camera and microphone...

It's actually not very expensive either, and it works with just about any modern smartphone. If I can buy an app like that and put it on someone's phone -- it's no surprise that the government has already had access to such technology.


Remember this story? New Miss Teen USA claims she was the victim of an online extortion plot
It may not have been an iPhone, but her computer camera was hacked to take nude photos of her and the perp tried to blackmail her with them. The technology for all kinds of invasion to privacy is out there.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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SloAnPainful
reply to post by TwoTonTommy
 


I get that, but that still a lot of monitoring... Maybe if people certain things it will "red flag" the phone or something, but still that's just crazy...

-SAP-



I don't think they're monitoring everything. They are probably just feeding the database so they can search later when they need something specific. When they come to your name on "the list", they can use the info to decide if you're going to "summer camp" or straight to the afterlife. Or maybe they'll leave you alone (probably not if you're on here though.)



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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The ability to know what people are saying, thinking, doing, interests, secrets, nearly everything is as close to having the power of God as humans can get.

Collecting data, and basic broad, sweeping surveillance of communications and all digital communications/activities is what the NSA does, but it is what the other agencies CAN do with access to that data that would literally cause fear in the minds of nearly everyone...

IMO



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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This has long been known/suspected (a group of hackers going back several years ago demonstrated it by doing it themselves if my memory is ok on that) but another is the land lines, since the switch over from the old analogue telephone exchanges to the newer digital all electronic exchanges they can also turn on the microphone in your house phone and use it as a listening device, they are also safer with the newer electronic exchanges (now over twenty years or more depending on which country you are in but in england about twenty five years) since the old analogue could be used to SPIKE the listener, the spy shop in london used to stock a spike kit (it looked like a briefcase stuffed with electronics) which could send a surge of several thousand volts down the line and essentially fry the circuits of the telephone buggers, now though since the digital exchanges work on data at a very low voltage they can no longer convey this type of spike (as most of the line is now fibre optic).
This is interesting though and a simple by product of on all the time devices that are listening for a command signal from the nearest transmitter and not really surprising in any way whatever.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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If they have full access to my phone and apps then it is a government device and they simply allow me to use it. From now on I'll be forwarding my phone bill to the US government for payment.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:47 PM
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The government can listen and watch all they want. Just communicate in code. I'm sure they won't have insight into your inside jokes or past experiences. Just use those things as a way to pass information. Just a thought. So many people are so concerned with the government spying. I'm sure it would throw them way off if everyone started using simple tactics like this one.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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greenday1978
The government can listen and watch all they want. Just communicate in code. I'm sure they won't have insight into your inside jokes or past experiences. Just use those things as a way to pass information. Just a thought. So many people are so concerned with the government spying. I'm sure it would throw them way off if everyone started using simple tactics like this one.


It has nothing to do with them spying on me. It has everything to do with rogue elements spying on judges, congressman, lawyers even presidents, finding ways to blackmail them into silence or ruining in there favor. You know, say you wanted to pass SOPA, or NDAA and a few congress critters won't tow the line. Fortunately one of them likes to fondle children.....legislation is passed.

There are PLENTY of reason to fear what is happening.



posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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Rosinitiate

greenday1978
The government can listen and watch all they want. Just communicate in code. I'm sure they won't have insight into your inside jokes or past experiences. Just use those things as a way to pass information. Just a thought. So many people are so concerned with the government spying. I'm sure it would throw them way off if everyone started using simple tactics like this one.


It has nothing to do with them spying on me. It has everything to do with rogue elements spying on judges, congressman, lawyers even presidents, finding ways to blackmail them into silence or ruining in there favor. You know, say you wanted to pass SOPA, or NDAA and a few congress critters won't tow the line. Fortunately one of them likes to fondle children.....legislation is passed.

There are PLENTY of reason to fear what is happening.


There is indeed plenty of reason to fear what is happening, but there is always a way around it. For instance, look at these terrorist organizations. With all of our listening technologies, spyware, satellites, and attack drones, these terror cells still manage to stay under the radar and pass messages. This is a world that we will all live and die in so we'd better start getting used to it. There's nothing to be done at this point. Even if governments fell, the technology would still be out there for use by some other rising faction.





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