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Signs of sophisticated cell-phone spying found near White House
Mercury News ^ | June 1, 2018 | Craig Timberg | Washington Post

Posted on 06/01/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT by Innovative

A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year.

A Department of Homeland Security program discovered evidence of the surveillance devices, called IMSI catchers, as part of federal testing last year, according to a letter from DHS to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, on May 22. The letter didn’t specify what entity operated the devices and left open the possibility that there could be alternative explanations for the suspicious cellular signals collected by the federal testing program last year.

The discovery bolsters years of independent research suggesting that foreign intelligence agencies use sophisticated interception technology to spy on officials working within the hub of federal power in the nation’s capital. Experts in surveillance technology say that IMSI catchers – sometimes known by one popular brand name, Stingrays – are a standard part of the toolkit for many foreign intelligence services, including for such geopolitical rivals as Russia and China.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; US: District of Columbia; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: cellphone; china; craigtimberg; districtofcolumbia; imsicatchers; oregon; ronwyden; russia; spying; stingrays; technology; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost; whitehouse
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Someone needs to play some jokes on these idiots.
1 posted on 06/01/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT by Innovative
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Just protecting Trump, I’m sure...


2 posted on 06/01/2018 2:09:10 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Innovative

Not really surprising. If you are a spy, Washington, DC is the place where you’d want to be.


3 posted on 06/01/2018 2:09:26 PM PDT by Kenny Bania (Ovaltine? Why not call it Roundtine?)
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I’m shocked............................no, really..................


4 posted on 06/01/2018 2:10:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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And if you are a really, really good spy, you are in the White House!..............


5 posted on 06/01/2018 2:10:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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Probably those wacky “FBI guys” just playing a prank on PRESIDENT Trump. Not spying. Just goofing around.


6 posted on 06/01/2018 2:11:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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Reminds me of those two liberals with a scanner following Newt Gingrich around and recording him.


7 posted on 06/01/2018 2:11:56 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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Russia - again?! The msm just can’t resist.


8 posted on 06/01/2018 2:12:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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French Canadians?


9 posted on 06/01/2018 2:12:11 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.)
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“Stingrays – are a standard part of the toolkit for many foreign intelligence services, including for such geopolitical rivals as Russia and China.”

And American police and FBI.


10 posted on 06/01/2018 2:12:22 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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The Stasi existed for almost exactly 40 years. It collected between 900 million and 1 billion pages of documents.

The NSA/FBI/CIA hoover up that amount of data every two days, without a warrant. They now clearly use it to affect domestic politics and to intimidate those who dissent.
The STASI never dreamed of having the detailed information that our intelligence agencies collect.

Draw your own conclusions...but there is a word for a society like this and it ain’t “Constitutional Republic”.


11 posted on 06/01/2018 2:16:17 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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The FBI and CIA are spying on President Trump — to protect him.


12 posted on 06/01/2018 2:16:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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Sniff, sniff, sniff, yelp, yelp, yelp...

The hound dogs taking us on the the trail that’s leading closer and closer - right up to the doorstep of our Enemy in Chief, now christened our Criminal in Chief.

Do you like the sound of that Slammer, there BO?


13 posted on 06/01/2018 2:17:59 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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Cue pic of Mueller driving around the WH with large antennae on his vehicle.


14 posted on 06/01/2018 2:18:35 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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IMSI Catcher

I might build one this weekend, looks pretty easy and I have everything I need already!!!

https://github.com/CellularPrivacy/Android-IMSI-Catcher-Detector

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjwgNd_as30


15 posted on 06/01/2018 2:22:26 PM PDT by eyeamok
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The President was so correct in his assessment of what Obama was up to with surveillance.


16 posted on 06/01/2018 2:22:29 PM PDT by madison10
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Probably Clapper and Brennan thugs.


17 posted on 06/01/2018 2:24:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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Clapper for once told the truth.

He said that we spy on/monitor our allies, and they spy/monitor on us.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/spy-chief-clapper-weve-been-snooping-our-friends-years-flna8C11488415

by Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News / Nov.02.2015 / 3:32 PM ET / Updated Oct.30.2013 / 3:29 AM ET


18 posted on 06/01/2018 2:26:49 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Trump does what is good for Americans. Then, the world gets their pants in a knot, too bad!)
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Bet it going right down the street to the Obama/Jarrett headquarters.


19 posted on 06/01/2018 2:41:26 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: Rennes Templar

Ha! Ha! Ha!


20 posted on 06/01/2018 2:42:22 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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