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Spy Planes Equipped with Dirtbox Devices Collecting Smartphone Data


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

 

The U.S. government is reportedly using spy airplanes equipped with special military-grade snooping equipment to eavesdrop on cell phone information from millions of smartphone users in U.S, according to a new report.
 
This little device, nicknamed "Dirtbox", is being used to mimic mobile phone tower transmissions from the sky and gather data from millions of mobile phones, helping the US Marshals Service track criminals while recording innocent citizens’ information.
 
The purpose of the device is supposedly to track a specific target, but if active, all mobile devices in the particular area will respond to the signal. The Dirtbox causes smartphones to transmit back the users’ location, registration information and identity data – uniquely identifying IMEI numbers stored in every mobile device, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Spy Planes Equipped with Dirtbox Devices Collecting Smartphone Data

 

More security measures from our friends at the NSA.



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Posted 15 November 2014 - 03:59 PM

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