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The NSA is getting smarter, developing new techniques to really track what you are doing. And according to Edward Snowden, they’ve developed a new technology that can hack into your phone by just sending a text message. These texts have special tools. These tools are part of a set called the “Smurf Suite.”
What do the tools do? Well, “Dreamy Smurf” tool lets the phone be powered on and off, and “Nosey Smurf” lets spies turn the microphone on and listen in on users, even if the phone itself is turned off.
So you could be talking to a friend about ANYTHING. And the NCA could be listening.

Think you would notice? The NSA has technology to make sure you can’t detect it either.

It’s called “Paranoid Smurf” and it essentially hides the fact that it has taken control of the phone. So when you take in your phone to be check on, nothing will be detected.
Ok, how freaky is that? As hacking technology can be easy THAT EASY. And it’s legal for our government to do.
Promopting on last week’s discussion on cybersecurity, I thought this was an interesting discussion, so for all those that have participated in the news community...

Do you think these are necessary tools to fight terrorists? Or just a crazy way to invade our privacy?

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Which is why I don't keep my phone with me everywhere I go. Also, why I keep inconspicuous tape over both of my cameras. As far as listening in, I doubt that my conversations would keep their attention. But it's a gross overreach of government, as usual.
My brother mentioned this to me, as have a few other people. I don't think they'll find too much on me. Nothing exciting here... But it's still a violation of privacy. We're deluded if we don't think that a line is being crossed. A lot of lines, perhaps. You're also crazy if you don't believe that saying the wrong thing can end up with you being "questioned". That's our existence today. I guess what I'd like to know is if it's Actually helped at all. IS it beneficial? Or is someone just wasting resources like this? Because just last week a kid sat on the Internet and planned a massacre. Who was supposed to catch that?
I live my life in a manner that I have no problem what people find... it makes it less stressful... LOL
I don't mind, its a worth the security... in Korea, phones, computers almost everything is monitored and everywhere in public is on camera and the result is one of the lowest crime rates in the world
it definitely reduces stress doesn't it, @lovelikematoi
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