Skip to comments.Just had a major DUH! moment
Posted on 11/10/2013 8:53:33 AM PST by GunsAndBibles
Was given a new Android phone (loaded with Google programs) and realized I'm always being monitored, even when the phone is OFF. Looking for a signal blocking case/enclosure, similar to Faraday cage. Now off to the range, trying a new batch of .223 using IMR4227 and 62gr. SS109. Thanks for your input.
GPS is easier but could probably be turned back on remotely if connected to the network.
GPS is one direction only (from the satellites to the device).
Wrap it in tinfoil......you can use the rest of it to make a cool hat.
A metal box is not a Faraday cage unless the metal box is grounded. Otherwise it’s just a metal box
I don’t know if your phone will fit, but I use this for my Razr (no smart phones here). It works. The front pocket blocks radiation, the back pocket blocks the signal. After 3-4 months of regular use these wear out and stop working effectively so be prepared to replace it.
Keep in mind that a number of phones have been produced which “work” with the user battery removed and no obvious source of power. Of course, there is a power source; it’s just not obvious (it is a battery “camouflaged” as another component). Whether these special phones have ever been sold as consumer models is unclear.
Considering that our overlords can tap the Chancellor of Germany’s cell phone, I would say that a small dose of paranoia is a wise position. Especially if you fit Janet Reno’s terrorist profile.
Are you uninformed, naive or just stupid?
Well, I do have one that will let your cell evade all of the NSA stuff, but it’ll take a bit of kicking around. And like the weapons stuff, I’m not about to put it uncrypted on the net.
It’s becoming more or less default that devices carry a small charge to keep from losing stored data while you change the battery.
Well, to answer that question, if YOU think that YOU are being MONITORED then YOU are either PARANOID or stupid.......
For the record, I would rather not call a fellow FReeper stupid........
That's why I politely recommended tinfoil.............
Actually, he is. Since there is NO network activity that is not being just copied raw to holding.
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Detects electronics even when powered off: Nonlinear junction detector
With enough equipment any electronic device, vibrating window pane, or metal trash can can be remotely turned into a listening device.
So when can he expect a knock on his door?
oh, who knows? Isn’t the lottery fun?
That’s right, it acts like a Faraday cage. The aluminum foil will block electromagnetic waves from coming in and going out.
A tightly closed metal box will greatly attenuate electromagentic (EM) waves from coming in the box and prevent EM waves from the leaving the box. EM waves reflect from metal objects (radar)
I decided to try a test. I put my cell phone in an empty ammo can and then called it.
You're right. Ammo cans will prevent cell phones from sending/receiving signals.
aluminum foil works too, try it.
Finding you via satellite GPS is a lot more difficult depending on the phone. (There is an older feature misleadingly called GPS that actually operated through the towers, not the same thing). There are several apps such as GPS Tracker Pro and Open GPS Tracker that allow you to report that information on a realtime basis if you desire it - this can be used by parents or friends of travelers to see where the people they're interested in are at the moment. If you can do that, the government can do that.
Of course, all this is only tracking your phone, not you. If you want not to be tracked leave your phone somewhere else. Anything less than that isn't really to be trusted. Just my $0.02.
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