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(Gizmag)   Not news: the NSA is spying on your cell phone. Fark: Through the accelerometer   ( gizmag.com) divider line
    More: Scary, NSA, cell phones, accelerometers, magnetometers, data sharing, SIM card, ebook reader, computer engineering  
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2014-04-30 09:33:45 PM  
My accelerometer pedal got stuck and my cel phone plowed through a farmer's market.
 
2014-04-30 10:03:17 PM  
So...

I actually skimmed the article, and didn't see any mention of the NSA.  It's one of those weird "This could theoretically be used to play death metal through your baby monitor" style hacks.

/Not saying the NSA isn't using this hack, but...
 
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2014-04-30 10:37:50 PM  
OUT TO GET YOU

OUT TO GET YOU!
 
2014-04-30 10:43:05 PM  
if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide, citizen.
 
2014-04-30 11:34:55 PM  
Smart phones are dumb.
 
2014-04-30 11:53:41 PM  
How about a voluntary app that reports road quality in real time to alert road crews of which spots need priority attention.

I know, they don't fix anything until a councilman spills his latte.
 
2014-04-30 11:56:40 PM  
This is quite possibly the worst article I have ever read.
 
2014-04-30 11:57:24 PM  
Didn't Fitbit or one of those motion tracking devices publish sexy time activity stats for everyone else to see? Seems like we are voluntarily tracking ourselves well enough for NSA to not have to jump through hoops.
 
2014-04-30 11:58:04 PM  

some_beer_drinker: if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide, citizen.


That's why the police are so terrified of random citizens filming them.
 
2014-05-01 12:12:51 AM  
Mine is still in the shop...
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2014-05-01 02:48:19 AM  

wildcardjack: How about a voluntary app that reports road quality in real time to alert road crews of which spots need priority attention.

I know, they don't fix anything until a councilman spills his latte.


People would forget to turn off the app when they're at home.

/or did you already say that...
 
2014-05-01 03:17:44 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: some_beer_drinker: if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide, citizen.

That's why the police are so terrified of random citizens filming them.


touche!!!
 
2014-05-01 06:51:49 AM  

Farty McPooPants: Mine is still in the shop...


Next time switch to normal view.
 
2014-05-01 09:57:49 AM  

Cambrian: This is quite possibly the worst article I have ever read.


Yep. A whole lot of wild speculation. I'm paranoid about privacy, and this did not even trigger a slight response in my paranoia gene.
 
2014-05-01 10:27:49 AM  
I don't talk Accelerometer, so here is my response to the NSA in Morse Code:

..-. .- .-. -.- / --- ..-. ..-. / ... -. --- --- .--. -.-- / ... - --- .--.

You can convert it into up/down or left/right or forward/backward as you please. Did you know they no longer teach Morse code in a lot of naval schools? To what is the World coming?
 
2014-05-01 10:36:40 AM  

brantgoose: I don't talk Accelerometer, so here is my response to the NSA in Morse Code:

..-. .- .-. -.- / --- ..-. ..-. / ... -. --- --- .--. -.-- / ... - --- .--.You can convert it into up/down or left/right or forward/backward as you please. Did you know they no longer teach Morse code in a lot of naval schools? To what is the World coming?


21st century?
 
2014-05-01 01:56:47 PM  
this is good news for me, the last time I dropped the phone the accelerometer stopped working
 
2014-05-02 12:04:22 AM  

wildcardjack: How about a voluntary app that reports road quality in real time to alert road crews of which spots need priority attention.

I know, they don't fix anything until a councilman spills his latte.


http://en.seeclickfix.com/

Somewhat close to what you want, but not automatic.
 
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