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He points me to a map that he and his customers have created, indicating 17 different phony cell towers known as “interceptors,” detected by the CryptoPhone 500 around the United States during the month of July alone … Interceptors look to a typical phone like an ordinary tower. Once the phone connects with the interceptor, a variety of “over-the-air” attacks become possible, from eavesdropping on calls and texts to pushing spyware to the device.

"Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated," Goldsmith says. "One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found 8 different interceptors on that trip. We even found one at South Point Casino in Las Vegas."

Who is running these interceptors and what are they doing with the calls? Goldsmith says we can’t be sure, but he has his suspicions.

"What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases. So we begin to wonder – are some of them U.S. government interceptors? Or are some of them Chinese interceptors?" says Goldsmith. "Whose interceptor is it? Who are they, that’s listening to calls around military bases? Is it just the U.S. military, or are they foreign governments doing it? The point is: we don’t really know whose they are."

Popular Science, Andrew Rosenblum has a story about this hidden network of cell phone interceptors that could be snooping on your phone, and even installing malware on it. (via thinksquad)

deadtrash:

"thats not very lady-like of you"

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You cannot call a society which has 3.5 million homeless and 18.5 million vacant homes civil. That's violent and morally bankrupt.

america-wakiewakie:

not-a-commie:

Well, then, shall we take vacant homes from their owners by force and give them to the homeless? How is the use of force and the violation of property rights any more civil?

This is why I don’t fuck with anarcho-capitalists. We ought to call them propertarians, because that’s…