NSA Targets Cell Phones Through Games Like Angry Birds

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 5:59 am

According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, are working on ways to use weak security for smartphone games like Angry Birds to spy on people. The games contain information both about the phone being used and the user – location, gender, age – which would allow the spy [...]

Local Law Enforcement Using NSA Methods To Spy On Cellphones

By: Monday December 9, 2013 9:51 am

You are on the front lines of the War on Terror – you are the target. Local and state police are now using NSA type methods to suck up the public’s cell phone data according to USA Today. With new technologies provided either by the federal government or other vendors, local and state police are [...]

Obama Administration Petitions Supreme Court For Warrantless Cellphone Search Powers

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 5:57 am

While in the midst of a scandal over illegal spying programs, the Obama Administration is attempting to legalize warrantless cellphone searches.  The administration has written a formal petition to the Supreme Court in favor of allowing law enforcement to search a suspect’s cell phone without a warrant. The administration wants a cell phone to be [...]

Pervasive Cell Phone Tracking Performed Even By Local Law Enforcement

By: Monday April 2, 2012 6:54 am

Eric Lichtblau, one of the reporting team who exposed President Bush’s warrantless surveillance program, takes a look at its aftermath; with telecoms receiving immunity, police departments feel no compunction against tracking people by their cell phone. Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used [...]

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