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fbi: female body investigators
Oh God, nothing is safe!!!
bad news folks, the fbi & illuminati can listen to you through tin foil
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?
"Any society that would give a little liberty to gain a little security, would deserve neithe and lose both." - Ben Franklin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
slippery slope effect.
we ARE going to lose everything.because idiots are saying they dont care because they arnt doing anything wrong.
They won`t even need a authorization of any kind anymore.
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)
ANYWAYS before you try to prove news coverage wrong, please try a little research. Through the FOIA (Freedom of information act) (c)
Seriously though, this is scary.
Pshh. A member of the media on television said it, so it MUST be true.
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.
"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...
But then again, maybe because I don`t use my cell that much...
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 (;-).
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
How do you see, whether phone is really off, see next
Hey wait, would they report someone selling crack? XDD
Have you people even read 1984? Get.A.Friggin.Clue.
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.
KYAH! They didn`t want you watching!
That last one... was that about me? *Shouts into phone, takes out battery*
There we go!
I tapped my own phone, but thanks for the effort, FBI.
2:04pm i hear money ratteling
if it was true it would be all over snopes so iuno, I dont really care
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.
Two words later, he said "j/k lol"
I`d like to describe the situation as "doubleplusungood".
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.
Then may I suggest a move to France?
Stop being so naive.
"Hey, -insert friend name here-, I just pirated -insert music/song here-!""FREEZE, FBI!"
A little spin and my ass is in Gitmo. Humanitarian living a non-traditional life, or terrorist suspect?
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.
Didn`t you know that americans cannot function correctly without fear in their lives
No wait, that`s right, least not most. I`d rather trust something printed in the Onion.
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.
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.
All they will hear is my bad gas, and lame conversations with my mom about laundry.
whoa this is scary.
J/k. Fox must think we`re all idiots.
Maybe it`s a good thing.