[cryptome] Re: Fwd: Help investigate cell phone snooping by police nationwide

  • From: shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:42:23 -0700

On Fri, Jun 6, 2014, at 07:32 PM, Adrien Jolibert wrote:
> Sounds a sad story what is happening in your country and elsewhere in the
> world.
> 
> Anyone now is using phones, smart ones to the cheaper, for stupid games
> (I
> play a lot) to personal stuff.
> The only recommendation I can give is to put it in airplane mode while
> you
> don't want to be tracked.

Unfortunately, using airplane mode is not enough to keep you from being
tracked.  You must remove the battery.  If you have a handset that
doesn't allow for that, leave it at home or use a faraday cage bag (or a
metal box that functions as one) and choose one with a removable battery
when you replace that phone.

Also, keep wifi turned off while you're out if you're not actively using
it.  In my city and many others, police have installed boxes on light
poles to collect the info of every mobile device that passes through a
certain area.  Some stores will also track your movements while you shop
by using wifi if it is enabled.

-S

> 
> Shut down all communications while you don't need it, in transport, or
> while driving.
> Moreover when you go in an unusual place, and you don't want to be
> tracked
> ? Just don't bring your phone.
> 
> Try not to bring it for hours and see how that little thing make you
> dependent.
> 
> How people was making it 10-20 years later ? Just fix time and place for
> a
> meeting. Plus it is cool not to
> call your buddies each minutes to know where they are because late; just
> wait and enjoy the present time.
> 
> These little phonies made time comes more faster, watching those
> every-time
> you are not enjoying what is going on.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:36 PM, <> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Jun 6, 2014, at 02:06 PM, coderman wrote:
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Michael at MuckRock <>
> > > Date: Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 7:53 AM
> > > Subject: Help investigate cell phone snooping by police nationwide
> >
> > [...]
> > >You can support the project at this link, and, again, even just $5 can
> > > make a huge difference:
> >
> > Here's the direct link (I don't click the tracking links in the
> > newsletter, either):
> > 
> >
> > Maybe it's just my crappy mobile, but I didn't see the link on the main
> > Muckrock page.
> >
> > -S
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Right now, we're gearing for MuckRock's biggest investigative project
> > > yet, and we need your help. First, a little context.
> > >
> > > Local police departments across America are increasingly tapping into
> > > information from your cell phone: Your location, who you're with, who
> > > you are calling. Using fake cell phone towers, often called Stingrays,
> > > they generally don't even need a warrant, and have relatively few
> > > restrictions on who, when, and what they collect. Or how they use it.
> > > Since these programs are often funded by federal grants,  very few
> > > people outside of law enforcement know how, or even if, they're being
> > > used, with almost non-existent debate about if this information should
> > > be collected, and what limits should be set for for how it's used or
> > > how long it's kept.
> > >
> > > This is where you come in. We're launching this project on Beacon
> > > Reader, where a donation of just $5, about what it costs for us to
> > > successfully file a request, can make a big difference. Just like with
> > > the Drone Census, often times MuckRock is the *only* group asking for
> > > this information, which otherwise would never be made public.
> > >
> > > You can support the project at this link, and, again, even just $5 can
> > > make a huge difference:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > If you're not in a position to help financially, we would still really
> > > appreciate your help — share what we're up to with your friends,
> > > sending in news articles you see or tips regarding cell phone
> > > tracking, and, in a few days, sending in information regarding which
> > > departments you'd like us to file with through a special page on
> > > MuckRock.
> > >
> > > Thanks for all your support in the past, and we're looking forward to
> > > working with you to shine a light on this under-reported area.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Michael
> > >
> >
> >

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