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I bet that CIA did a nice job with Iphone Finger print Unlock Buton . And facebook . we gieve evrything for free. iv read some where that our phone saves the position for 1 month on google maps.
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I bet that CIA did a nice job with Iphone Finger print Unlock Buton . And facebook . we gieve evrything for free. iv read some where that our phone saves the position for 1 month on google maps.

You can disable all geo tracking in your google account settings
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You can disable all geo tracking in your google account settings

You mean you can press the button that says disable. Doesn't mean it actually does what Google says it does.

After all, we all know that companies and software never do deceptive things ... just ask Volkswagen. biggrin.gif
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Snowden has absolutely no credibility for anything. I don't know why you people believe him so much, as if he's some kind of messiah. The guy is a complete loser and as previously stated, does nothing but release clickbait 'headlines' in order to garner attention. He desperately wants to remain relevant, but the truth is nobody cares about him. Folks need to stop sensationalizing this guy and just let him die alone and forgotten in some crappy hotel suite.
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Snowden has absolutely no credibility for anything. I don't know why you people believe him so much, as if he's some kind of messiah. The guy is a complete loser and as previously stated, does nothing but release clickbait 'headlines' in order to garner attention. He desperately wants to remain relevant, but the truth is nobody cares about him. Folks need to stop sensationalizing this guy and just let him die alone and forgotten in some crappy hotel suite.
is not we believe him but cheak the Italian Program Le Iene they did a program how easy is to control someone celphone . ill post the link video but is only in italian http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/iene/puntata/viviani-e-se-ti-spiassero-dal-tuo-cellulare_562166.html
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At this point I think Snowden is just making up clickbait crap because he's lonely and wants the attention he believes he deserves.

Does anything in the hundreds of thousands of classified documents he released back up his statements? lol

Are there any sources that show that everything he said ISN'T going on?
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Are there any sources that show that everything he said ISN'T going on?

Problem is, the people with knowledge about it can't talk about it wink.gif
post #58 of 153
What a glorious time to be alive for a worthless insignificant hack with no prospects.I guess its my duty to teach kids the art of being generic.rolleyes.gif
post #59 of 153
Been saying this for years...Really don't even need a "smurf suite"...

Not really news but, I guess since Snowden is identifying it as an issue - The sheep are finally listening.
post #60 of 153
The argument that the guy is a loser calls back to him being a college drop-out, which some people made some time ago. But then again so is / was Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.


As to the claims, entirely possible. From the moment you have soft switches that are by design programmable, they do what the software tells them to, it's that simple. As people know from desktops and laptops the On/Off button can be set to put the PC in sleep or hibernation mode, the keys in a keyboard are remappable, etc, not to mention that software, especially on a small device with no active cooling can pretend to turn off a phone simply by turning off the screen and putting it in silent mode plus call diverting.

Also, who has access to the OS that controls the baseband processor in a cell phone? There was an article some months ago about a security company claiming that they had patched a lot of vulnerabilities in the baseband processor's OS. But that isn't something people in general can do, so with that door open, I'd say that anything is possible.


As to this becoming general knowledge and people realizing the implications, well, when a soap opera or some wildly popular sitcom starts talking about these issues in a believable manner, only then will the masses know and understand.
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