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Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight


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JL
- 2167 days ago - wired.com
A legal fight over the government's use of a secret surveillance tool has provided new insight into how the controversial tool works and the extent to which Verizon Wireless aided federal agents in using it to track a suspect.



   

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JL A (281)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 7:33 pm
Quote from copywritten article:
"A legal fight over the government’s use of a secret surveillance tool has provided new insight into how the controversial tool works and the extent to which Verizon Wireless aided federal agents in using it to track a suspect.

Court documents in a case involving accused identity thief Daniel David Rigmaiden describe how the wireless provider reached out remotely to reprogram an air card the suspect was using in order to make it communicate with the government’s surveillance tool so that he could be located."
 

David C (29)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:31 am
JL it does not have to be a Smartphone, any provider can track any phone to within 6ft, 10 years ago in the UK 02 had a phone for kids to use that their mother or father could (for a fee) find out where they was at any-time.

 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:53 am
ty
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:53 am
Funny thing is, people pay to have these location devices on their phones.
 

JL A (281)
Monday April 15, 2013, 7:59 am
You are welcome Lynn.
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Kerrie G (116)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted, thanks.
 

. (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:58 am
Noted & posted
 

JL A (281)
Monday April 15, 2013, 11:03 am
You are welcome Kerrie. Thanks for posting Michael.
 

ewoud k (68)
Monday April 15, 2013, 1:31 pm
Is this really "big news", or just a confirmation of something we all knew/should have known but were reluctant to admit this technique existed?

Tracked everywhere, knowingly.
 

Sharon W. (4)
Monday April 15, 2013, 3:43 pm
Honestly, this is not surprising.
However, I appreciate it when such things come to light.
Thank you, JLA, for the article!
 
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