Secret Tech Blows Up Prosecutor’s Case

The police use of secret tech to catch criminals means they sometimes have to allow them to escape punishment. I’ve asked before who is running the fake cell towers. I’ve also reported on how the Feds are loaning tools to local law enforcement and then forbidding them to mention the use of the equipment in their prosecution of criminals. Well now it has officially destroyed a prosecutor’s case. According to the Washington Post, “Secrecy around police surveillance equipment proves Read more […]

Secret Government Program Gathers Mobile Phone Data of Everyone

A secret government program flies planes over the country with fake communication towers to fool mobile phones into connecting with them. First the good news: people who should know have told the media that this program tries to find a suspect’s phone and “let’s go” of other phones. I’m glad to hear it. But this program is such a guarded secret and it does, in fact, for at least some time, grab all phones indiscriminately and gather data. One can only wonder if this unverified claim Read more […]

Who Is Running the Fake Cell Towers?

Recently, people have admitted to the mysterious existence of fake cell towers. As VentureBeat reports, Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA). The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science last week. He’s CEO of ESD America, which builds the super-secure Cryptophone 500 for Read more […]