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(Ars Technica)   The Senator who previously warned us about the NSA's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act used to track your phone calls, emails and more is now warning us that everyone's cell phone has been turned into a 24/7 tracking device   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Patriot Act, NSA, Senate Intelligence Committee, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, tracking system, Ron Wyden, surveillance state, Center for American Progress  
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2013-07-24 06:41:20 PM  
5 votes:
You have all been ingesting rfid tags since the nsa took over fritolay.
2013-07-24 07:16:56 PM  
2 votes:

wee: Wait until people find out they can turn on the camera and microphone remotely, too.

I'm not paying the therapy bills for the NSA when they turn my camera on.
2013-07-24 06:40:23 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-24 06:34:21 PM  
2 votes:

HeadbangerSmurf: How the hell do you think 911 calls are tracked so they can find you when you call?

The cell phone fairy?
2013-07-24 05:18:10 PM  
2 votes:
They'll turn it off when they find the Joker.
2013-07-25 01:24:11 PM  
1 vote:

Hermione_Granger: Is there anyone who doesn't know that the first thing you do is ditch your cell phone and don't even think about calling any of your contacts? Seriously.

Or you go to the nearest truck stop and duct tape your cell phone to the undercarriage of an out-of-town 18 Wheeler.  Track me now b*tches.
2013-07-24 10:59:11 PM  
1 vote:

Sgygus: Politics change over time. What happens when we get tricked into voting some evil bastard into office?

Don't we always?
2013-07-24 10:34:34 PM  
1 vote:

KeatingFive: Eventually a Republican will be President again, and all of this surveillance will be doubled, but it will be OK.

Not if that Republican is Rand Paul.
2013-07-24 10:04:42 PM  
1 vote:

Boloxor the Insipid: revrendjim: Great Janitor: It's a sad day when there is a news article confirming that the U.S. government is using our cell phones to spy on us 24/7, and the response from the population is "yeah, we know."

Jesus, the article says that it is technically possible to use your phone to track you and you see this as confirmation that they are spying on you 24/7. Get some help. Seriously. There are medications that can significantly reduce paranoid delusions. Talk to your doctor.

Too many in this thread don't actually comprehend. THEY ARE RECORDING YOUR META-DATA RIGHT NOW (location is meta data) and it is SAVED FOREVER.  They don't have to have you in mind or know who you are when they do it, because it is being done 100% of the time for EVERYONE and this information can be searched like google.
Snowden showed that this information can be accessed by any number of people who have no legal reason to do so.
Unscrupulous persons can use this information to OWN YOU.

just join a mafia, nobody can touch mafias not even Putin
2013-07-24 08:25:51 PM  
1 vote:

Hollie Maea: vudukungfu: They know what porn you love

Again, no one finds your vanilla porn to be the least bit interesting or notable.  You have to be into some pretty sick shiat to get onto some poor bureaucrat's radar.  Remember, there are 300 million Americans and you are competing with the guy who gets off watching clowns mung with partial-birth aborted fetuses.  Your secret folder of transformer porn isn't nearly as exotic as you imagine.  Honestly, if your porn is weird enough to be noticed, probably someone SHOULD keep an eye on you.

So, my hidden folder of jailbaits pics, and the videos of interracial lesbians wearing clown make-up and butt plugs designed to look like horse tails pissing into each other's mouths while calling each other racial slurs while asphyxiating their own personal gimps to the point of them passing out and then kicking them repeatedly with stiletto heel shoes really isn't going to cause any notice within the U.S. government.
2013-07-24 08:21:03 PM  
1 vote:
So if I'm not doing anything wrong, why do I need to worry?
2013-07-24 08:10:01 PM  
1 vote:

queezyweezel: I was just ranting about this on Facebook......

Same here! Right after I acknowledged where I went to school. Then I posted pics of my first pet, Fluffy, and took Facebook up on their suggestion that I list my family members. I'm glad my mom includes her maiden name in her handle so people can find her.

I did that right after I Checked In at the corner cafe with the free internet.
2013-07-24 07:54:10 PM  
1 vote:

HeadbangerSmurf: How the hell do you think 911 calls are tracked so they can find you when you call?

Depends on where you are; here in Philly, the 911 system doesn't have that technology.  If you can't give them a street address when you call, you're boned.
2013-07-24 07:51:02 PM  
1 vote:
No, they cannot track my cellphone.

It is a seriously old clamshell dumbphone. No GPS, no WiFi. It is currently off. And the battery is probably dead. It lives in the glove compartment of my truck.

Why do I still have it? No idea.
2013-07-24 07:33:55 PM  
1 vote:
They watch you when you're voting
They see when you're awake
They know if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

They know where you've been shopping
They know what porn you love
They know your FICA scores now
But they're peace full as a dove

You better not snoop
You'd better not spy
You'd better not peek
I'm telling you why
Satan's claws are coming to town.
2013-07-24 07:29:04 PM  
1 vote:

olddinosaur: Mija: Captain Steroid: This isn't news.

Alex Jones talked about this years ago.

Yeah, and at the time everyone denounced him as a crackpot.

Funny how times change.

A stopped brain is right twice a day. Or something.
2013-07-24 07:28:25 PM  
1 vote:
Business associate: So you don't own a cell phone?
Me: Nope.

Business associate:  Why not?

Me: Would you let the government or a corporation put a microchip in your head that could track you?

Business associate:  Hell no.

Me: But you would carry one around willingly.

Business associate:  ...
2013-07-24 07:17:34 PM  
1 vote:
If they like watching me faping so much they should come over and watch me in person.

Because that would hot.

They could hold the camera and help me shoot some more videos.
2013-07-24 07:11:08 PM  
1 vote:
Of course they can track it.  This can be used to your advantage if need be.
2013-07-24 07:09:12 PM  
1 vote:
My Samsung 105 cost me $9.88 at Wal Mart.

A card was $19.95, and after taxes I was out the door for $33 and change.

You think you got a smart phone?  THAT is a smart phone!

Have fun tracking that one, Mr. FBI punk.
2013-07-24 07:05:09 PM  
1 vote:
But.. I don't have a cell phone.

/Yes, I'm a dinosaur, I know
2013-07-24 07:04:53 PM  
1 vote:

caddisfly: LoneCraneFullMoon: I already leave my phone at home when I'm out committing crimes for this very reason.

Yeah.  Let's leave our phones at home and go get sushi and not pay!

Plate of shrimp.
2013-07-24 06:48:41 PM  
1 vote:
I already leave my phone at home when I'm out committing crimes for this very reason.
2013-07-24 06:45:06 PM  
1 vote:
I do not see the problem with this.  However, I believe an exception needs to be made for the families of those making over 250,000 dollars a year.  The wealthy and the powerful are not a threat to the well-being of this country.  Only the terrorists, i.e. "people making under 250,000 dollars a year".  Now watch in amazement, as the terrorists label me a "troll".
2013-07-24 06:39:34 PM  
1 vote:
That would explain why the battery doesn't last for more than 10 minutes
2013-07-24 06:38:39 PM  
1 vote:
That's why I leave my cel phone in the other room.
2013-07-24 05:40:53 PM  
1 vote:
I'm behind 7 proxies. Good luck with that
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