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    Authorities Are Using A "Mysterious New Tool" That Can Unlock Virtually Any Cellphone

    Your cellphone is a gold mine of information about where you have been, who you have been talking to, and what you have been doing online. And now a “mysterious new tool” is enabling law enforcement authorities all over the nation to get access to that information on virtually any phone.

    So if you end up going to prison someday, it could be the evidence that is pulled out of your cellphone that ultimately puts you away. Of course most Americans never even consider that their own cellphones could be systematically gathering evidence against them. For most of us, cellphones are simply extremely convenient tools that allow us to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. But if the authorities decide to investigate you, your cellphone is going to be one of the first things that they want, and what they find on there could put you behind bars for a very, very long time.
    There are some people out there that are still operating under the assumption that the data on their cellphones is safe from the prying eyes of law enforcement authorities. That actually has not been true for a long time, and now a new tool is enabling them to unlock virtually any cellphone. The following comes from WHIO
    Law enforcement agencies are using a mysterious new tool to unlock the cellphones of criminal suspects and access their text messages, emails and voice messages. Some agencies around the country, concerned about security, are not even acknowledging use of the devices. Adding to the secrecy surrounding the new tool, one of the companies that makes and sells the devices to police and government agencies does not display their products on the company website.
    These are basically “hacking devices”, and it may take a number of hours, but they will eventually get into your cellphone.
    These hacking devices reportedly cost between $15,000 and $30,000, so they are quite expensive, but apparently law enforcement agencies all over the nation have been heavily buying them.
    Because if you can get into the cellphone of a suspect, it often provides everything that is needed to solve a case
    Dave Langos, Director of the sheriff’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, said the unlocking of the phone can be critical to a criminal investigation, revealing where that phone has been and potentially placing a suspect at the scene of a crime.
    “With the proper search warrant and so forth for the phone the information you retrieve from those is very valuable in solving cases and that has been proven over and over again,” Langos said.
    For those that are skeptical of how valuable this kind of tool can be for law enforcement, I would remind you that the “homeless vet” GoFundMe scammers were caught because of cellphone text messages that authorities were able to uncover.
    And it was a cellphone that helped investigators track down and catch package bomber Cesar Sayoc
    DNA found on at least one of the packages, as well as Sayoc’s cell phone, helped investigators identify him, multiple law enforcement officials said. He was not previously known to the Secret Service, law enforcement sources said, but Florida records show a string of arrests dating back to the early 1990s.
    We live at a time when you should simply assume that nothing that you do online or while carrying your cellphone is ever private. Yes, there are measures that you can take to make your cellphone more private, but in the end authorities will find one way or another to get that information if they really want it.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-any-cellphone
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    Dave Langos, Director of the sheriff’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, said the unlocking of the phone can be critical to a criminal investigation, revealing where that phone has been and potentially placing a suspect at the scene of a crime.
    Which is why when I go out to slaughter my victims or case their homes, I strap my phone to the back of my Roomba and make sure both are turned on. Giving myself an alibi.
    Last edited by specsaregood; 11-23-2018 at 04:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Which is why when I go out to slaughter my victims or case their homes, I strap my phone to the back of my Roomba and make sure both are turned on. Giving myself an alibi.

    Thanks, I need to get a Roomba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Thanks, I need to get a Roomba.
    Or a hyperactive dog.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    This creates opportunity for a new enterprise. The Cell Phone Exchange. No more buying cell phones. You use and exchange them at will. Once returned all information is scrubbed via HRCBB&H.



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