Android is receiving extreme product placement all over the mainstream media as a story built for conspiracy theorists, such as myself, is flying around the internet confirming the police state agenda even further.
Proving once again the US government doesn’t trust its citizens and in fact will go to any length to illegally spy on them, last week 17 “cellphone towers” were discovered across the country with expectations there are many more to be found—only there’s a catch; they aren’t real cellphone towers. They don’t unlock access for users at all, which are what normal towers do, they actually unlock private access to phones and make all the information within them—live conversations, voicemails, text messages, memos, pictures, videos, emails, locations, etc.—completely accessible to whoever is tapping in through these “towers,” which is unknown at this point. All that is known is they are all on top of or close to American military bases.
“Using a CryptoPhone 500, a unique Android device that reads like a Samsung Galaxy S III, Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, was able to detect the fakes. ESD America is a law enforcement technology provider. –Madam Noire, 5/9/14.
A lot of known law enforcers use the exact technology already. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, police in Tacoma, WA, purchased and used—in secret—surveillance equipment that can “sweep up records of every mobile telephone call, text, and data transfer up to a half-mile from the device”—they have been using the system, even though it outright unconstitutional and against the law, for the past 5 years. According to Goonberg:
“Known as a Stingray and manufactured by Harris (HRS), a Pentagon contractor based in Melbourne, Fla., the device is small enough to be carried in a car. It tricks mobile phones into thinking it’s a cell tower, drawing information…Federal grants, including one from the Department of Homeland Security, were used to buy the equipment, according to public records…obtained.”
Big Brother is full effect, as the Edward Snowden fiasco should have shown us, and continue to show us, and we would be fools to believe the NSA, DHS, FBI, CIA, Mi5, Mi6, CSIS, local and state police forces, and all of the other perverted, peeping-Toms stopped their mass surveillance activities after they were caught. Clearly the authorities of, so called, “free countries” don’t trust the citizens they are representing so much that they are willing to use any means necessary to impede their most basic rights and pry into the most private aspects of their lives.
“It’s like kicking down the doors…and searching 50 homes because they don’t know where the bad guy is.” —Chris Soghoian, principal technologist at the ACLU.
According to ACLU.org, which is where the above screenshot is from, it’s not just the FBI and police listening in on your conversations, or tracking your every move, or downloading your nude selfies without you knowing; here is a list of US Federal Agencies known to be using this Orwellian technology—with links to the sources:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Secret Service
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Marshals Service
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. National Guard
U.S. Special Operations Command
National Security Agency
Defending this corruption breeding technology, Tacoma Assistant Police Chief, Kathy McAlpine, told the press it’s only used to locate suspects wanted for crimes such as homicide, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and drug trafficking; though I think she should define the word “suspects.” She claims her officers don’t collect the contents of voice calls, texts or data transfers, and the device is only used after a court order is signed by a judge—as if that excuses the concept or guarantees this system hasn’t already been abused like crazy; let’s remember these are people given this power at their fingertips, not saints, and people are sure to abuse it. Once your phone is hacked, the only way to block it is to remove the battery, according to Bloomberg.
Though the military is definitely involved in the new 17 towers found in the US, the most twisted part of the story is that no one knows why they are there:
“‘Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated,’ said Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America…’One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found eight different interceptors on that trip. We even found one at South Point Casino in Las Vegas.’ He added, “What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases. Whose interceptor is it? Who are they, that’s listening to calls around military bases? The point is: we don’t really know whose they are.” –ComputerWorld.com.
There’s a comforting thought huh? Welcome to Oceania.
by Olan Thomas of www.CUT2THETRUTH.com
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