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 agencies to track someone and run the information they suck out through their surveillance infrastructure.
|By: DSWright Tuesday January 28, 2014 6:47 am|
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 11:18 am|
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 capturing information from the public without warrants or oversight.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 20, 2013 6:35 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 considered fair game and offered no protections.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 2, 2012 8:05 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.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday October 22, 2010 9:35 am|
Bottom line: It’s all going to come down to turnout. Will young voters buck historic midterm trends and show up for Prop 19? As Jon Walker noted, among those who have already sent in their ballots, Prop 19 is narrowly losing. But it leads among those who plan to vote and have not done so. If there was ever a measure in need of a crack turnout operation, this is it. Unfortunately, there never really was one assembled due to lack of resources.
|By: Rayne Monday August 16, 2010 3:30 pm|
Remember, this is not a cell phone. And you shouldn’t be discriminated against the choice of a small, handheld device or a device which sits on your desk; the data you’re making or retrieving is moving across the same networks, from you to me and back again.
|By: emptywheel Tuesday December 1, 2009 11:50 am|
Sprint’s geo-tracking feature has been used 8 million times in the last year.