FBI Can Hear You Through Your Cell Phone

Submitted by: pickleklk 10 years ago in

Even if it"s turned off!
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Female 4
i might even play this video to my phone! MUAHAHA
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Female 161
Please stay where you are. the Beaureau of Morality is on its way to start your re-education.
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Female 44
they listen to keywords like party,free beer,free pot,sex

fbi: female body investigators

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Female 1,426
That`s funny!
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Male 2,605
^ "Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government`s invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason."

Oh God, nothing is safe!!!

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Male 269
http://tinwiki.org/wiki/Tinfoil_hat

bad news folks, the fbi & illuminati can listen to you through tin foil

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Male 217
I`m gonna record a message and loop it though my phone all year then! I`ll just turn it off and to nothing to it! just let it play again and again and again! Though I`m gonna put it in something soundproof of course!
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Female 211
I don`t have a cell phone, and for once, I don`t feel bad saying it.
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Female 1,065
God darn it.. now where`d I put my tin foil hat.. and now I gotta hang up the bottle cap curtains, I thought this crap was over with.. >>;
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Female 226
Methinks Fox loves to use cellphones as a panic button. Before this I remember my biology teacher talking about a Fox news report saying cellphones make people sterile from microwaves. Great job, especially as microwaves are too large to enter the body.
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Male 2,605
Philanus, maybe *you* can tell me how that quote applies to this article? It doesn`t, because no one is *choosing* to give up liberty for security. Instead of rushing to post an acclaimed quote in the effort of appearing smart, maybe one should examine the philosophy behind it and what it actually means.
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Male 695
as long as they get the muslum bastards
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Male 4,246
And dammit, how do you make words italic???
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Male 4,246
Hey, here`s a question:

Does ANYBODY here care that this can only be done on <i>specially-designed</i> cellphones (to be planted on criminal suspects), and NOT on the average cellphone sitting in somebody`s purse or pocket?

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Male 674
*sigh* and so falls the american people.

"Any society that would give a little liberty to gain a little security, would deserve neithe and lose both." - Ben Franklin

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Male 1
"our freedom is not slipping away at all... just dont say anything that is threatening to the country you stupid asses"

How stupid are you? Freedom of speech anyone? Stating that your freedom is not being taken away immediately followed by the condition that you not say anything "threatening to the country" is contradictory.

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Female 357
Jackal666: Did I not say "Though the facts point toward only certain phones having this government access"???
Reading isn`t bad for you you know, it could make your arguments more affective and agreeable. If your point is to make me agree with you, good luck. Your going to need it.

Also, did I not also say " I don`t believe every news story I see"?

You argument was just arguing against what I typed, even though I typed basically what you were arguing for. (kinda confusing) Read through previous posts before you become all offensive about it.

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Male 36
well if you think about it we really are starting to lose our freedom of everything i think we just need new government leaders
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Male 146
And there goes another reason why I HATE the F.B.I.!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Male 2,605
How does that quote apply to this article, ramza321? I don`t think anyone here is *asking* the FBI to eavesdrop through their cell phones.
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Male 3
Someone who gives up freedom for security deserves neither.
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Female 123
i`m yelling into my cellphone right now...
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Male 2,605
Fox News putting fear into the general populace? Meh, what else is on?
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Male 493
LINK

This is why suspects, even terrorist suspects, deserve the right to fair and speedy trials; because they might be innocent. Everybody in this country is innocent until proven guilty. I don`t particularly believe in slippery slope arguments, but in this case I do. The government should never be trusted to "do the right thing" with power. That means no detaining me indefinitely as an "enemy combatant" and no listening to my phone calls. Ok, you can listen to my phone calls if you get a warrant. Oversight is good.

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Male 731
hopefully its only in america :O
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Male 176
So, they might catch me having an argument with my dad.... thats about it.
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Female 51
It does pretain to you in canada...for years the canadian government was taping regular peoples phone calls thropugh there landlines...I think protecting our countries and slowly taking our privacy and freedoms away are somthing qite differnt
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Female 354
I`m glad I live in a country that tries to protect me. :)
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Female 799
Weird.
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Male 4,246
I`ve watched the video a few times, and nowhere do I see `April 1.` So this may not be an April Fool`s joke.

If anyone`s over-reacting, it`s FOX News for taking what the FBI says and spinning it into a totalitarian nightmare. According to that gizmodo article posted by Kain14, "the FBI replaces the phones of people they are tracking with specially outfitted models" that CAN be turned on and listened to remotely. Somehow FOX decides to say "HOLY CRAP EVERYBODY THE GOVERNMENT CAN HEAR YOUR PHONE CONVERSATIONS!!!" And average people say "OMG WTF THOSE LOOZERS!!!" And pro-government people say "OMG STFU IT`S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD U NOOBS!!!" And people who don`t own cell phones piss themselves laughing at online exchanges...kind of like this one.

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Male 81
ok how many of you after hearing this, grabbed your (turned off) cell phone, cussed at the government, and looked around paranoally... ok, just me.
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Female 519
Violation of my rights!!!!!
X-(
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Female 706
Oh splurbyburbl! Thank you SO much for a new life! Only YOUR words of ultimate wisdome could have shown us the way! All praise... that guy, whatever his name is for his ULTIMATE SUPERIORITY over all of us!!!
As if you being a republican is what makes you different and therefore "better" than us.
Objectivity, reactivity, you post doesn`t inspire or teach anyone.
You just sound like an ass.
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Male 591
splurbyburble, sorry to say but don`t bother talking reason or give explanations, it doesn`t do any good anymore, people want to believe all republicans are bad, the Clinton family is the best politicians ever, and removing Saddam from power was a big mistake.

Think its bad now, wait till the next president (which no doubt will be Democrat) which the philosophy is MORE power to the government and less to the people.

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Male 2,796
Christ people... most of you idiots need to get some perspective. Or am I the only republican on this website?? Reading 90 percent of your posts is what makes me angry, not the FBI. How about a little bit of objectivity... not reactivity. If you don`t understand what objective is, look it up. It will be your first lesson to a new life.
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Female 152
Um... this doesn`t apply to Canada, right?
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Female 509
it doesnt matter if your not saying anything illegal

slippery slope effect.

we ARE going to lose everything.
because idiots are saying they dont care because they arnt doing anything wrong.

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Male 994
wow what a way to crash my freedom of privacy.

They won`t even need a authorization of any kind anymore.

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Male 810
this is really.. creepy... but i will assume they aren`t tracking anyone but people they have attained ...warrants or, papers.. or whatever they need for it
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Female 1,652
Did they like sneak into my purse to implant the device? Heck, did they sneak into my mom`s purse? My phone is a couple of years old, so unless Sanyo has been putting that crap in since then...>_>;;;
*picks up phone which is turned off*
STOP TOUCHING MY TRA-LA-LA MICHAEL JACKSON! I`M ONLY A LIL KID!
*waits for FBI to break down door*
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Male 341
I don`t care, I have nothing to hide, they aren`t going to care if you say like "o man I have 14 unpaid parking tickets", our freedom isn`t slipping away, our government is just trying to protect us from further instances such as 9/11.
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Female 172
Ahem can we say 1984 anyone???
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Male 31
What proof do I need when the journalist obviously has no true proof himself? He just threw out the statement that our cell phones can be tracked WHEN THEY AREN`T ON, which isn`t possible without some type of technology that does, in fact, turn on the cell phone through a wireless transmission. That would mean that a cell phone would have to have some sort of remote controller built inside of the thing (eg. bluetooth wireless technology, which is what turns on an XBOX 360 console) to turn it on, and by the way, not many cell phones have bluetooth, I know mine doesn`t. Now, while I will admit that it is possible to track all of our phone calls, it isn`t really all that probable that the government is doing this. Why would you trust FOX NEWS anyway? They suck. If CNN or NBC reports it, then I`ll actually believe it because those two news stations have a history of being credible unlike FOX NEWS.
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Female 357
(c) you can request any documents or information from the government. You may have a problem getting this because one of the rules is that they `don`t expose government plans in war` and Bush could make up a lame excuse for the branches of government to not give you the info, or at least have it take a few months.

For example, someone a long while ago (don`t remember the date) requested printings sent to him and the government was forced to give up the papers and our (as in America`s) government was actually using a nuclear plant to make people do things through chemical poisoning that confuses the brain. You can learn a lot through the FOIA, or any other research. Try it if you want.

(sorry for so many posts)

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Female 357
Oh and not all news stories are fake. Can you prove that whatever journalist did this story wrong? Check for yourself and come back with some credible proof and I will gladly believe you. But now if I were to fall for info from some random person over the internet that I never even met before, then THATS gullible.
Believing news isn`t gullible, its trusting. I don`t believe every news story I see, but searching it and talking to some of the people I know (I`m a beginner journalist, I am taught ways to get information you all would never know) has prooved that this story is more on the hard news story then fluff. Though the facts point toward only certain phones having this government access, but that is still a good start. Soon enough they may just be able to breach everyones phones, though probably not turned off until a few years from then.

ANYWAYS before you try to prove news coverage wrong, please try a little research. Through the FOIA (Freedom of information act) (c)

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Female 357
I can just imagine them putting cameras on our normal house supplies now.Thank god I don`t do anything illegal. O_o Or do I? Dun dun DUNNN!

Seriously though, this is scary.

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Male 31
Are you people honestly gullible enough to believe everything that FOX NEWS presents to you? Do any of you people remember March 23, 2003, when FOX NEWS reported a "huge chemical weapons factory found in southern Iraq" that didn`t exist? Do any of you remember when three weeks later, FOX NEWS reported "weapons-grade plutonium possibly found at Iraq nuclear complex" when the complex never even existed? The point is that FOX NEWS is not credible reporting, and if you all want to believe their bull then you are all extremely gullible.
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Male 157
Why am I not surprised. The price of America`s freedom or whatever you`d like to call it is total lack of privacy.
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Male 268
those basta.rds
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Female 218
"The government can hear you at all times through a device that has no battery power," says *FOX NEWS.*

Pshh. A member of the media on television said it, so it MUST be true.

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Male 177
Necrotism, your above 18, move to another country. If you insist upon believing that our country is as bad as you say, move to Cuba, maybe Korea. Oh yea thats right! They`ll kill you! Well, it`s worse here isn`t it?
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Male 177
Marram, I do believe you should wait and see what others say. Possibly get more information, say? Such as maybe the person who posted right below you. It makes you look a bit premature. Which i understand you are, but learn how to conform logical thoughts before expressing rash ones.
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Male 305
It`s nice to say, "don`t do anything illegal," but what happens when the government decides to change the rules on illegal? How soon till smoking becomes illegal? You know, too much caffeine isn`t good for you, maybe that latte you`re sucking back while driving could be illegal one day. I could go on, but you must be geting bored.
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Male 30
check this out has the unedited video along with the full storey not quite what you get from this

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/wiretapping/f...

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Male 73
Good thing to know that next time i plan to kill someone i should take out my cellphone battery!
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Female 51
oh and I am canadian and I believe it happens here as well no doubt about it
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Female 51
it is not so much that they are just using it to evesdrop on illeagal activities it is an invasion of privacy...regardless of who you are...and where does it end...how do you put limits on this...are they just suspected of doing illeagal acts...no matter how you put it it is an invasion of privacy...who is too say even if i don`t own a cell phone that someone I know is given one with the intention of spying on me...
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Male 109
oh noes, the fbi!
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Male 374
Isn`t this a violation of the constition?

If it is.... Wouldn`t the FBI be breaking their own rules?

Meh. They do it all the time.

Luckily, I made a tin foil hat last year... I knew that I`d need it someday.

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Male 65
Me gonna put phone to very loud music.
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Female 163
I really don`t think the FBI cares about what i`m saying...
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Female 170
Makes me want to steal a Mafia member`s phone and sit it next to a loop of "Hips Don`t Lie". :D
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Female 1,596
Why would I care if the FBI eavesdrops...

"OMG, you know that guy at the mall! He was such a dork. Blah Blah Blah."

Who would want to listen to that, they said for the mafia type stuff...

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Male 943
good thing I don`t have a cell phone eh?
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Female 681
You know what.. FBI SHOULD RESPECT PEOPLE`S PROPERTY! :-(
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Female 330
I don`t really care... as long as you`re not really doing anything bad, then you`ll pretty much be okay, i guess.

But then again, maybe because I don`t use my cell that much...

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Male 1
Too bad we have no "right to privacy" but rather an implied right to privacy. otherwise this might suck. I also think that it is Santa
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Female 797
*throws cell-phone down a well*
You can`t hear me now bitches!
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Male 3
... just to get better spectators figures!

If you are still insecure, sell your mobile phone, or live in an area without mobile coverage, live is much easier without slavery due to mobile communicantion (;-).

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Male 3
For all the ones that believe such modern "Santa Clause" fairy tale and want to be tranquilized:

Here the description, how you can test, whether your mobile phone is really switched off:
If your mobile phone is on and you are just calling somebody, hold it e. g. near to a running radio - until the radio is disturbed and you here it in the radio.
If you do not call somebody and hold your mobile phone the same way near to this radio you will hear every some minutes some disturbances.

If you switch off your mobile phone and you hold it as near to the radio as before and you do not
hear anything, nobody is listening to you through the mobile phones microphone - neither chinese secret service, nor FBI. And if after a hour, you didn`t hear any such disturbance as with switched on mobile, please stop believing in such modern "Santa Clause" fairy tales, that inserious journalists spread

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Male 194
Umm... Thats very wrong. Now im pissed.
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Male 552
Well... that`s gay.
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Male 3
Hohohohohohohohohoho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you believe in Santa Clause? No!
Why do you believe every bl*** bullsh** journalist tell to get your attention?
On one side technically it would be possible to
switch off everything and make the phone look like it is switched off, but still on.
This can be detected by everybody - I tell how later.
But there are too much reasons why this is impossible: the companies that produce and develop this mobile phones are not owned by US citizens.
Why should they admit the FBI to implement such a spy feature in their phones?
First there has to be a law allowing this, else it is corruption. 2ndly the communication protocol between the mobile antennas and the mobile phone (today GSM standard) has to contain such feature.
And the people that defined this standard are from all over the world and won`t have allowed such a tool, that can be misused by anti democratic governments.

How do you see, whether phone is really off, see next

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Male 28
Slippery Slope...
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Male 1,360
pay as you go.
no contracts to tie your name into
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Female 228
woah i just got a new RAZR...
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Male 1,360
"america your freedom is slipping away"
what freedom?
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Female 160
*looks at phone and plays bad music loudly* HAHA! Eat Britney Spears Effing F.B.I!

Hey wait, would they report someone selling crack? XDD

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Female 179
So I guess all you people who don`t care because you`re not doing anything illegal, you guys aren`t going to care when they put cameras in your house to watch every move you make, or track everywhere you go via GPS? Yeah, thats all okay if you`re not doing anything wrong right?

Have you people even read 1984? Get.A.Friggin.Clue.

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Male 131
WARNING! TAKING THE BATTERY OUT WON`T DO ANYTHING!

As I was saying, I was looking at the inside of my old phone, and I discovered a SECOND BATTERY inside the phone. It is pretty small and will hidden, but IT WAS WIRED DIRECTLY TO THE MIC, THE TRACKING CHIP, AND THE ANTENNA! Taking the battery out won`t do anything -- there`s a second battery in there.

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Female 1,382
Damn YouTube downtime... as soon as I try to see the FBI tap my phone

KYAH! They didn`t want you watching!

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Male 131
I know they`re not listening to everybody, but I bet there are a lot of FBI people getting a good laugh:
"Ha! He just got rejected!"
"WTF? Why are they talking about screwing goats?"
"That guy has the weirdest accent..."
"What a whack pick-up line!"
"Jeez, that guy is such a nerd... he`s been on IAB for hours!"

That last one... was that about me? *Shouts into phone, takes out battery*

There we go!

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Male 165
Anybody who has a problem with this: You`re probably saying stuff that you don`t want the F.B.I. to hear, right? Well, they don`t care if you`re cheating on your girlfriend. They don`t care if you got a raise at Mc Donald`s. They do care if you are plotting. Not plotting as in a surprise birthday party. Plotting as in, anarchy and blowing up buildings.
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Male 738
I saw Sheppard Smith say the C word accidentally at like 1 am last weekend. Nobody else seemed to notice, though. Fox is just filled with stoners and insane people.

I tapped my own phone, but thanks for the effort, FBI.

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Male 556
WHAT THE F*CKING HELL JESUS WHY THE F*CK CANT THESE F*CKIN FBI PEOPLE START LENDING SOME TRUST TO THEIR FELLOW AMERICANS!!!!!! I DONT F*CKING UNDERSTAND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!
!!!! FIRST THESE F*CKIN WIRE TAPS JOHN SHRUB PROPOSES AND NOW THEY CAN HEAR US THROUGH A TURNED OFF CELL PHONE????!!!!!
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Male 572
whats the point i bet they get the retarded people of the FBI to do that job

2:04pm i hear money ratteling

how exciting

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Male 1,425
The guy read my mind at the end.
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Male 1,371
I hardly believe this is true, even if it was, don`t give a poo they aren`t gonna do anything, they can track you on the internet anyway so how is it any different?

if it was true it would be all over snopes so iuno, I dont really care

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Male 1,425
You guys are retarded. don`t believe that BS. Theres no way the FBI could do that for every single effin cell phone in the world. You`re all just a buncha worry warts. Here we are living normal lives, and then something like this gets posted and you all freak out! jeez, get a grip. just saying, not lashing out at anyone in general.
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Male 1,263
I BLAME TEH MONKEY!
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Male 1,263
*sigh* bye bye freedom
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Male 165
lol @ kevinz!
1984 -- Good book.
Be good or the Thought Police will be after you!

This cell phone thing is a very good way of maintaining national security. And to those who think it is an invasion of privacy (which it is), and you are not a terrorist, do you really think that: 1. The F.B.I. listens to you, or 2. The F.B.I. gives half a poo what you talk about? Think you are continuously being monitered? No. Your not. There are over 300,000,000 people in the United States. Why would they listen to you?

And to anyone who doesn`t like living in the United States of America, you can go ahead and move to Iraq, where I`m sure you`ll have much more freedom.

Doubleplusgood

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Male 376
What freedom....
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Male 143
Honestly, if their listening to my phone, They should at least pay half of the phone sex conversation
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Male 4,393
o wow... :(
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Male 99
Plus someone who posted earlier mentioned that the date on the video was April 1st.

Two words later, he said "j/k lol"

I`d like to describe the situation as "doubleplusungood".

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Female 184
"*opens cell phone*
`I know you`re there!`"

Lmfao!

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Female 96
This is totally an april fool`s joke. I doubt a newscaster would really talk the way he was in a serious broadcast. He was awkward and using weird words. Plus someone who posted earlier mentioned that the date on the video was April 1st.
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Male 181
I love it how everyone always says that it`s always America that is the evil ones doing this. Do you honestly think that other countries governments don`t know this? It just happens here and no where else apparently.

Honestly I am sure that they have been tapping phones like they are now ever since the telephone was invented...They just have the balls to tell us that they do it now.

But whatever there is espionage in every country, you just hear about it in America more than anywhere else.

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Male 1
I wonder if they laugh at some of the farts I have been pushing lately. Real Meaty!
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Male 756
"I hate my country."

Then may I suggest a move to France?

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Female 2,074
Yea, fake.
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Female 2,552
I`m staring at my cellphone suspiciously right now.
Hey, what if you were playing a violent video game and they heard, "ah! *BOOM, BOOM-BOOM!* My arm!" And then the FBI rushes in to find a fat, middle-aged man in his boxers eating potato chips.
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Female 2,552
I hate my country.
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Female 879
This is honestly my worst nightmare coming true....
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Male 693
Lol KoalaMeatPie, you serious? Each foot?
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Male 693
Damn. I feel scared. lol
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Male 2,576
BS. Compleat total BULL SH°T. Not even london has that kind of thing going on, and THEY are big Brother Central. Literly, Each foot of London is Covered by at least one camera.
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Female 179
Ugh, the people who think it doesn`t matter just because they`re not committing crimes, are the people who let this administration think they can do this kind of crap in the first place.

Stop being so naive.

Seriously.

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Male 957
Ha i knew about this before you guys all did.
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Male 20
DAMMIT! Johney ratted us out! I geuss me and the boys will have to start using walkie talkies!!!
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Male 272
Makes me glad I don`t own a cell phone. Or a webcam or microphone either.
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Female 494
People, you don`t have to worry if you haven`t done anything stupid. Notice the news anchor said that the FBI used in to eavesdrop on members of the mafia. If you aren`t doing anything illegal, I`m sure you don`t have anything to worry about.
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Male 493
It`s a right to privacy thing, not a freedom thing. Of course they only target suspects. But the basic rights of those, even those that are suspected of doing illegal things, are what supposedly make this country great.
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Male 2,796
Last time I checked, it was not a freedom to own and use a cell phone. I support this measure a hundred percent. If you do not have a reason to care then don`t. They only target suspects anyways. They don`t want to hear you talking nonsense to your dumb friends anyways... yeah I am talking to you...
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Male 191
drat this...
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Female 706
To say that as long asyou don`t do anything illegal you`ll be fine is crap. Some laws are crap and should not be followed due to the sheer stupidity of the govt. for ever making them. (victimless crimes)
So yes, this angers me because I`m trying to live like I should in a "free" country, and some douche bags are taking away my rights and privacy at every chance. And why, to "protect" us? They just want to know everything and not follow rules. The govt. is a f.cking sack of overpaid retards swimming in their own filth.
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Female 51
I think it is silly to stick your head in the sand and say well if I am not doing anything illeagal that won`t happen to me...how do you know and the government has been doing it to your regular phone for years and years...The government in canada destroyed records after it was found out they were doing it. What is to stop a neighbor who doesn`t like you from reporting suspicious activity.
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Male 366
haven`t they seen the sopranos? the mafia only use payphones.
ever.
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Male 74
As much as I think this is an appauling breech of our rights, at the same time it doesn`t really worry me, since whatever I`m talking about on my cell phone is of no concern to the government. At any rate, I doubt this will be legal for very long now that it`s common knowledge.
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Male 34
There`s probably legislation for this. Think about it. Would they really want to listen in on the average Joe? If you`re not a criminal that has something to hide, there`s nothing to worry about.
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Male 3
Im glad i dont live in the USA, i live in norway :D
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Male 363
Funny how that doesn`t work if the phone doesn`t have a signal. Looks like if the Mob uses cingular or t-mobile their good to go.
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Female 601
Good thing I don`t like cellphones. I don`t have one. I think they`re pushing it with this :/ I didn`t particularly care about the wire-tapping because I`m never going to communicate with terrorists, so... but then again, it`s not like they`re going to hold you to something stupid.

"Hey, -insert friend name here-, I just pirated -insert music/song here-!"
"FREEZE, FBI!"

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Male 62
wow, I know a guy who was so paranoid he`d make us take the battery out of our cell phone when we went in his house, because he swore the police were listening in on him.... I thought he was crazy
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Male 1,003
this is bs. using the tracking device to activate your cellphone. hahah. how about this, instead of "turning off" your cellphone, put in a switch that will cut off the energy from the battery. use your brains guys. they think they`re smart, you can outsmart them. of course that would mess up your cellphone and insurance but who cares as long as you have your frickin freedom. (geez like they care what you say or the things you do, they want criminals, not you)
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Male 901
Double coincidence! I`m reading 1984 as well!
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Female 368
If you don`t do anything wrong you don`t have to worry...and what kind of important stuff are most normal people talking about?? Average people lead very boring lives and have very boring conversations! ("hey, what`s up?", "what ya doin`?)
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Male 579
I bet thats why people get cancer from cell phones, the government is sending CANCER over the air waves, we are all doomed!!!
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Female 163
Nice, now the mafia knows to take the battery out of their cells phones.
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Male 571
Don`t flatter yourselves people, I don`t think the FBI are interested in listening to you unless you`ve murder many MANY people or they have reason to believe you`re planning on blowing up the white house.
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Female 1,468
If you guys believe the trash that Fox spews, then you`re all a bunch of twits.
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Male 49
The whole "only if you`re doing some thing bad" argument assumes a perfect legal system (it`s not--ask someone who spent years on death row then got released based on DNA evidence). Take me--the facts of my life could look suspicious without the whole picture: I`ve been to a Terrorist state (Sri Lanka to do tsunami relief--Tamil tigers INVENTED the suicide bomber belt). I am in contact with aliens (my non-profiut business partner is from NZ). I communicate with folks outside the country. I`ve worked with leftist groups (didn`t know they were so far left when I signed up--it was a grass roots group helping with Katrina relief) On and on. income? no regular job (living off svings while I launch the non-profit)

A little spin and my ass is in Gitmo. Humanitarian living a non-traditional life, or terrorist suspect?

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Male 756
I`m not involved in any illegal activities, so they can listen to me all they want for all I care. The only reason you`d need to worry about this is if you`re up to something. If not the FBI probably won`t be listening to you in the first place.
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Female 660
ps: it`s possible to hack a webcam.And they`re phones that operate webcams..just lettin` ya know
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Female 660
hahaha want to know how to do that.And I don`t feel bad really,I don`t usually talk to myself when my phone is off and when I do talk on the phone,it`s just for family,friends and shrinks.Nothing else..I hardly use that bastard lol.I can imagine it now.The Feds listening to my ticking of my laptop and a mumbles and here and there a giggle.
But in general,that is a pretty powerful weapon.Sick really,who`s to stop anyone who knows how to do that to getting to know everthing about you?
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Male 49
Ok, haven`t posted in a while, but a burning question comes to mind: DO THEY CHARGE ME MINUTES?? Then I`d be p.o.`d.

BTW, my phone (guessing most others too) has a setting in the "tools" menu that allows 3 settings for the GPS: Off, 911 only, and always on. Since my phone has no navigation capability, I set it to "911 Only"--which works well, as I called once to report an accident from the high way, and the operator answered "Are you calling to report the accident on highway blah-blah near blah-blah?" "Yep!" Click.

And what about your PC? Camera and Mic? Ever been asked by software if it can turn on your webcam and mic? Yep, I have--i think it`s Yahoo. At least they ask. i unplug the camera when not in use. F that.

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Male 561
"Wow, nice way to instill panic and fear! Yay!"
~Vikstar

Didn`t you know that americans cannot function correctly without fear in their lives

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Male 139
"AMERICA YOUR FREEDOM IS SLIPPING AWAY" It`s not slipping away, it slipped away along time ago. And then the patriot act was signed. officially wisking away any hope for gaining any grip back on our freedom.
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Male 23
Oh no, now I have to change my lifestyle, because Fox News is the most trustworthy news institution I know.

No wait, that`s right, least not most. I`d rather trust something printed in the Onion.

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Female 1,228
Damn!thats a very scary thing that the FBI can do.
Im slightly glad that I live on this side of the pond.
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Male 260
Hey what a coinedence! I`m reading 1984...
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Male 315
Was that seriously fox? Well, I guess the time has finally come. Anyone know of any good freedom fighters that I can join up with?
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Female 13
I have never heard of such a capability so I did a little research on this- it turns out that in order for this to happen the phone has to have CUSTOM WRITTEN SOFTWARE installed on it. NO PHONES DO THIS IN FACTORY FORM!

If you`re paranoid about it, you can hit the `reset to factory` setting in your phone, and that typically will rebuild the entire operating system on the phone from a saved factory-image package.

Since this is the case, you might as well say `hackers can automatically forward your bank numbers!` and `hackers can take video recordings with the phone off!` because at this level of modification, anything can happen.

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Male 316
We`ve heard it before:
"In order to protect America, some rights must be taken away"

I think that yeah, we are having our freedom taken away. Free, nonviolent speech to an important issue attracts cops, the government reads our mail and taps our phone, every website you go to is constantly being scanned for inappropriate content (ie. Bomb + Make) Screw whoever goes against me because whatever, that`s your belief. You think our founding fathers wanted us to live life questioning if the government is listening to you and your girlfriend talk on the phone? No. They didn`t.

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Female 1,496
HEY FBI!!! I`m from India! I could be an insurgent. Better listen in on me!


All they will hear is my bad gas, and lame conversations with my mom about laundry.

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Male 1,217
^huh?

whoa this is scary.

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Male 101
Notice the date.... April 1.

J/k. Fox must think we`re all idiots.

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Female 152
Our freedom is slipping away?...Our privacy yes...freedom, not so much. This really comes as no suprise to me.
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Male 98
I heard people using the same thing to see if their partner is cheating on them
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Male 173
Hmm, it`s too much to take out the battery every time you`re not using it, what if people want to contact you. Seriously though, if I was in America, one, I`d be buying a gun, and two, I`d remove the battery from my phone every time I did something illegal (Which is never of course)
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Female 267
thankfully known members of the mafia dont watch fox news...or go on i-a-b for that mater
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Female 1,329
This is my first comment written on this web-site. I have a thought to how to stop them frome listening to one through one`s cell phone. This goes toward the especially paranoid. JUST take the battery out of the cell phone when not in use. It might be a bit of a hassle, but hey if it will keep one from being listened in on, then go for it. I mean if there is no power to the phone, then how can they listen in on one. ;-)
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Male 336
well, that prooves it. cellphones REALLY ARE EVIL!
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Female 458
LOL @ superssayk8 and Delfette.
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Female 173
Oh no... The F.B.I. can hear the sound of being in my purse!
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Male 82
Well whenever I want to make sure no one is listening I`ll just take out my battery and put on my tinfoil hat.
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Female 403
It`s not the FBI it`s SANTA!! "He knows when you`ve been good lalalalalaaa" that`s how he knows, through technology. Santa`s embracing the 21st Century.
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Male 5
I`m more concerned that Fox took it upon themselves to report this to the nation, no doubt there`s legislation that allows this kind of invasive surveillance in select circumstances and its existence being made known across the world sort of undermines the cause.
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Male 888
Like this violates our privacy any more than it was already violated.
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Male 536
Kinda dumb... It`s not like they hear everything said by everybody everywhere and at everytime... They have the ability too turn it on if they believe it`s neccesary. And you shouldn`t have to worry if you`re not doing anything illegal in the first place. I`m sure they hear countless "Pull down your pants babe" everyday and your voice isn`t going to stand out on some crowded city street and they`ll scream out "LOL YOU TOLD THAT GIRL TO PULL HER PANTS DOWN! ROFL NOOB WE TAPPED UR FONE!"
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Male 2,616
our freedom is not slipping away at all... just dont say anything that is threatening to the country you stupid asses
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Male 83
My freedom to do what? Who drating cares.
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Male 4,246
That`s a LOT scary!! :-O Good thing I don`t have a cell phone. :-D
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Male 908
Ya see yaaaaa...
Thank god I am no part of the mafia...
uncovers tommy gun ALL MUST DIE!!!!
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Female 395
thats kinda scary...
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Female 1,972
Crap! The tin foil hat faction was right.
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Female 399
Wow, nice way to instill panic and fear! Yay!
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Male 1,882
QUICK! Bust out the tinfoil hats!
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Male 78
Lol ^^
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Male 2,513
Damn YouTube downtime... as soon as I try to see the FBI tap my phone or watch a cat rave dance to jungle music, they go down.

Maybe it`s a good thing.

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Female 2,244
WTF dude ... and Fox News is even reporting it, that`s craziness!
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Female 54
Link: FBI Can Hear You Through Your Cell Phone [Rate Link] - Even if it`s turned off!
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