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Is Someone Listening To Your Cell Phone Calls???????
LiveLeak ^ | 9/19/2009 | Me

Posted on 11/19/2009 7:25:47 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good grief!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cell; listening; phones; privacy
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
1 posted on 11/19/2009 7:25:48 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Sorry.....here’s the link:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=724_1258600906


2 posted on 11/19/2009 7:26:35 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Probably.


3 posted on 11/19/2009 7:29:46 PM PST by sport
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I am sure they are.


4 posted on 11/19/2009 7:30:43 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Gee this used to be somjething only the NSA could do - now it seems to be all DIY.

Progress, ain’t it wonderful?


5 posted on 11/19/2009 7:31:45 PM PST by ASOC (Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If someone is listening in to MY cell phone calls, I pity them. It must be because they’re on assignment from the Dark Side. Trust me... no one would do it by choice.

If I catch them, I’ll probably offer to send them some NoDoze. It’s just the humanitarian thing to do. :-)


6 posted on 11/19/2009 7:32:12 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

So whenever I’m able to remodel a room, I should use two layers of aluminum foil?


7 posted on 11/19/2009 7:32:55 PM PST by wastedyears (My 15 seconds of fame are on my profile.)
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To: Nervous Tick

LOL! You and I both! ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


8 posted on 11/19/2009 7:32:58 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: wastedyears

So whenever I’m able to remodel a room, I should use two layers of aluminum foil?
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Naaaaaaaaah. Just lead. ;-)


9 posted on 11/19/2009 7:33:54 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I had a radio shack scanner that could do that years ago it was fun


10 posted on 11/19/2009 7:35:02 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You would think the phone companies could block the functionality of spy apps if they wanted to. Just speculating, but these things have to leave a lot of tracks in the provider’s system, like the phone number of the spy.


11 posted on 11/19/2009 7:37:02 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That would cost and weigh too much. And get rid of any possibility of using a laptop without a CAT5 in it.


12 posted on 11/19/2009 7:40:20 PM PST by wastedyears (My 15 seconds of fame are on my profile.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The best way to make sure your cellphone is really turned off is a hammer.


13 posted on 11/19/2009 7:42:02 PM PST by bigbob
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The person on the other end of the call?


14 posted on 11/19/2009 7:43:46 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Best thing about Cash for Clunkers is that 90% of the Obama bumper stickers are now off the road.)
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To: al baby

You phreaker, you. ;-)


15 posted on 11/19/2009 7:45:12 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If it makes anyone feel better, the only way this can be done requires the spyphone software be physically loaded onto the cellphone that is to be monitored. No one makes spyphone software that can be remotely installed. So as long as you never let your phone out of your control, you have nothing to worry about.


16 posted on 11/19/2009 7:47:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

17 posted on 11/19/2009 7:48:12 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: bigbob

So as long as you never let your phone out of your control, you have nothing to worry about.
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I bought a 2nd-hand BB on the net that I unlocked for about $25 bucks. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.


18 posted on 11/19/2009 7:50:57 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

They don’t get real specific but it sounds like a piece of software has to be installed on your phone for this to be possible. I wonder if this can be downloaded to your phone without your knowledge if no one else gets physical access to your phone.


19 posted on 11/19/2009 7:51:45 PM PST by wideminded
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Is Someone Listening To Your Cell Phone Calls?

You bet, if your worth big bucks, have pissed off the wrong people, or just happen to the the target for whatever reason...Happens all the time....this has been going on since they started selling cell phones.

20 posted on 11/19/2009 7:52:05 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

15 years ago, I remember old analog cell phone signals coming across my 900 Mhz scanner. I heard lawyers talking about cases, and real estate agents giving SSNs to mortgage companies. It was the cellular wild, wild west back then.


21 posted on 11/19/2009 7:52:30 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Is someone reading your emails: YES

Is someone listening to all phone calls: YES

Is someone logging Twitter messages: YES

Is someone logging text messages: YES

Is someone recording fax messages: YES

Is someone recording blog posts: YES

Is someone saving all websites visited: YES

Is someone logging credit card purchases: YES

Is someone recording...etc., etc., etc.: YES, YES and YES.

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Any more dumb questions?

22 posted on 11/19/2009 7:53:28 PM PST by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Is someone listening to your cell phone calls?” Yes because too many people are doing mindless chit chat so loud that everybody in the grocery store can hear.


23 posted on 11/19/2009 7:54:07 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Obamacare = Frontal Obamotomy...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Note that according to the link, people were not just having their cell phone calls monitored. They were being harrassed by people who had compromised their cell phones.

Anyone who is not concerned by this thinks they have no enemies.

Anyone who Freeps has enemies, unknown though they be.

24 posted on 11/19/2009 7:54:34 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle
Anyone who Freeps has enemies, unknown though they be.

Excellent point.

25 posted on 11/19/2009 7:55:42 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Digital changed that.


26 posted on 11/19/2009 7:56:08 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: MaxMax
Digital changed that.

Thankfully.

27 posted on 11/19/2009 7:58:31 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

This comes under the heading of “slipshod voyeuristic surveillance”, and has become a serious problem. But before I give you the problem, let me describe the end game.

England has over a million CCTV cameras, but only about a thousand of them are regularly monitored. As such, they are just intrusive and omnipresent. But what makes them dangerous is that since the government cannot monitor them, it is going to start paying the public to monitor them. By offering cash prizes if the public sees anything interesting to the government. A massive informant network not seen since the end of East Germany. Life in a vicious fishbowl.

But what about America? In some ways, we are even worse than the Brits, but in different, equally unwholesome ways. Any number of government organizations and corporations create and swap personal information about people, to a point of nonsense or ridiculousness.

And there is little or no error checking in these databases. This information is compiled, consolidated, bought and sold, then it is “data mined” to discover other data—connections between you and other people and events.

The sad and bizarre thing is that many organizations *care*, at least voyeuristically, about compiling vast amounts of data about you, factual or not.

In fact, this posting that you are reading right now has likely been archived, not just by the government, but by corporate and even private organizations, because nothing attracts the attention of voyeurs like talking about them.

The ability to reach inside your computer and get data is well known. Passwords, credit card numbers, whatever. And even if it can’t be done directly, your computer, keyboard, and monitor give off more than enough electronic signatures to see what you are doing from over a block away.

Virtually every long distance call in the US is monitored by computer, and this was happening in the early 1990s. By now, not only local and cell phone calls, but passive cell phones are likely routinely monitored as well.

The only hope we really have is threefold. First is incompetence and inefficiency on the part of the voyeurs. Second is that they are deprived of the money to continue with such lewd behavior. And third is a renewed sense of federalism in the United States, that outlaws such depravity.


28 posted on 11/19/2009 8:02:52 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: bigbob

>> The best way to make sure your cellphone is really turned off is a hammer.

Having it fall out of your shirt pocket into the pit of an outhouse in a remote national park works pretty well, too.

Please do NOT ask me how I know that.


29 posted on 11/19/2009 8:03:03 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Given the crappy cell phone reception in our rural area, I say let them listen and please send me a transcript.


30 posted on 11/19/2009 8:03:26 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

>> But what about America?

We have guns.


31 posted on 11/19/2009 8:04:29 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The Fed.gov “judges” have already ruled that there is legally NO expectation of privacy on wireless devices, though. That means use a LAND LINE!


32 posted on 11/19/2009 8:08:01 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: CanaGuy

Eh?

33 posted on 11/19/2009 8:11:10 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: CanaGuy

Gotcha !!


34 posted on 11/19/2009 8:13:23 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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bump


35 posted on 11/19/2009 8:22:17 PM PST by Ghengis
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To: bigbob

The spyware could masquerade as an app and be loaded by the user himself. There are thousands of free apps for iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, etc. The user thinks he’s installing a game app or some dumb utility app, but it’s really the spy software that gets loaded.


36 posted on 11/19/2009 8:26:01 PM PST by giotto
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To: 2harddrive
If you want to make sure your cell isn't monitored for both conversations and gps locations take the battery out of it.
It has been published many times, and verified, that the feds have the ability to turn on your phone remotely and have the ability to monitor background conversations.\ I have a pre GPS flip phone. When I'm not using it the battery comes out of it.
37 posted on 11/19/2009 8:29:14 PM PST by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Yes, someone is listening for keywords in your phone conversations and electronic communications.

Americans decided that they will willingly sacrifice Constitutional freedom for a loose promise of "safety."

But if you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about, right?
38 posted on 11/19/2009 8:30:06 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Marie
Just testing...

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39 posted on 11/19/2009 8:40:29 PM PST by Marie (Is there a crack smoking epidemic in the media that I was unaware of? It was TERRORISM!)
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To: Marie
One more time...

You're being watched - Get Your Free Sign

We're watching you! - Get Your Free Sign

40 posted on 11/19/2009 8:42:24 PM PST by Marie (Is there a crack smoking epidemic in the media that I was unaware of? It was TERRORISM!)
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To: brityank
That is so creepy and I love it! lol!

"They" are watching you - Whatever you do, DON'T click here!

41 posted on 11/19/2009 8:44:02 PM PST by Marie (Is there a crack smoking epidemic in the media that I was unaware of? It was TERRORISM!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Can you hear me now ???


42 posted on 11/19/2009 9:23:07 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If anyone is dumb enough to listen to my cell phone calls they should get a life...


43 posted on 11/19/2009 10:58:54 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
If anyone is dumb enough to listen to my cell phone calls they should get a life...

Exactly- just how much info does "Honey, help me get the old dog back in the house" convey?

All the Souper Seekret work I've done is right here- where anyone can search it.

44 posted on 11/20/2009 2:38:21 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Nervous Tick

We also have religion, but that might not help us out with surveillance, either.


45 posted on 11/20/2009 6:10:17 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I used to work in the cell phone industry. We used to do it all the time. Saturdays near the big malls were the most fun.
Husbands and wives on their cell phones having fights over the stupidest things.
46 posted on 11/20/2009 6:43:10 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Marie

Some chat-rooms I’ve dropped that into have gone spastic until they understand what it’s really doing. LOL

You can run, but you can’t hide. Everywhere you go, there you are!


47 posted on 11/20/2009 10:17:45 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: Minn
You would think the phone companies could block the functionality of spy apps if they wanted to.

We have the technology for secure encrypted cell phone calls. It was blocked first by Bush I and killed dead for all practical purposes by impeached ex-President Clinton's minions Freeh and Reno.

"War on (some) Drug" warriors can look in the mirror to see who is really to blame.

48 posted on 11/21/2009 10:15:41 PM PST by altair (I want him to fail)
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To: 2harddrive
The Fed.gov “judges” have already ruled that there is legally NO expectation of privacy on wireless devices, though.

Weasel words at best.

That means use a LAND LINE!

What makes you think those are any better? It's not as if you actually need to physically touch a land line to tap phone conversations going across.

The 2nd[1] and 4th amendments are sadly flawed - they don't go far enough. They needed to include secure communications. Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers did not anticipate technology very well.

[1] In case people have forgotten, encryption technology that could have made cell phones private was ruled to be a munition in the early 1990s.

49 posted on 11/21/2009 10:27:13 PM PST by altair (I want him to fail)
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To: bamahead
Maybe you want to make a libertarian ping on this one. We discussed the root cause of this when it was happening on the Cypherpunks mailing list a decade and a half ago.
50 posted on 11/21/2009 10:30:46 PM PST by altair (Cypherpunks write code)
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