By Craig Timberg | Washington Post June 1, 2018 at 9:46 am WASHINGTON – A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year. A Department of Homeland Security program discovered evidence of the surveillance devices, called IMSI catchers, as part of federal testing last year, according to a letter from DHS to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, on May 22. The letter didn’t specify what entity operated the devices and left open the possibility that there could be alternative explanations for the suspicious cellular signals collected by the federal testing program last year. The discovery bolsters years of independent research suggesting that foreign intelligence agencies use sophisticated interception technology to spy on officials working within the hub of federal power in the nation’s capital. Experts in surveillance technology say … [Read more...] about Signs of sophisticated cell-phone spying found near White House
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The problem with scientific papers is that they hide about half of the interesting stuff. Recently, a group of scientists set out to directly measure a property of a laser, something that goes by the exciting-sounding name of "spatial hole burning." In the process, though, they discovered how to turn a laser into a very high-speed microwave device, a discovery that may make the next generations of Wi-Fi and mobile data much easier to implement. Was this discovery an accident, or did the scientists know that the application potential was there before they started? The paper is silent on the issue. But are we seriously going to put a laser in every cell phone? Your laser is full of holes When you form a picture of light from a laser, you might imagine something like light from a laser pointer: red or green, a nice directed beam, possibly a bit sparkly when you shine it on the wall. Lasers emit light with a single pure color, right? Unfortunately, life is not that simple. A laser needs … [Read more...] about Laser-powered cell phone transmitters could be in your future
posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:05 2 1. scnix (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 Jul 2010) There's something wrong with your source link. There's an extra "space" and a "/" at the end of the url. posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:05 0 8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2721; Member since: 26 May 2011) sorry about that. fixed. thanks! posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:06 1 2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3130; Member since: 12 Jan 2010) Oh thank god, I was going to stop using my cell phone lol posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:50 0 7. vantenkiest (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Apr 2011) Damnit.. RORY I ate Peanut butter IM F#(%*#ED IM GOING TO GET CANCER>> AAAAAHAHHHHHAHHHHHHRGGGG Stupid Peanut butter... and just to start the silly war here... posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:15 1 15. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011) Apple is not an OS ¬¬ posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:10 3 3. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011) So I don't get cancer if you put your … [Read more...] about Comments for : Good news! Your cell phone (might) not give you cancer!
posted on 11 Oct 2011, 07:18 4 1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3130; Member since: 12 Jan 2010) OBJECTION!!!! What rights do cops have to searching my phone if I was going 75 miles per hour and decided to just pull me over for it? Unless they have a warrant out for my arrest or granted permission they have no right! posted on 11 Oct 2011, 07:41 5 3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011) Bingo, that is clearly an invasion of privacy. It's like you getting pulled over for running a red light, then the cop follows you home & searches your home. A mobile phone is not just a phone anymore, they are small computers with GB's of personal data that should need a warrant, so a person of the "law" can access it. This will not last for long, if the U.S. Government actually follows the Constitution & the Bill of Rights, police in fact will need a warrant to look through your phone. I believe this is just a matter of time until it happens. posted on 11 Oct … [Read more...] about Comments for : Governor Jerry Brown places his veto on the cell phone snooping bill, still no warrant necessary
posted on 22 Mar 2015, 20:37 20 1. MarquiX (unregistered) No, but I'm not surprised. They are the most innovative phone company there is. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 20:54 9 2. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015) wow innovative posted on 23 Mar 2015, 02:18 1 11. brunelian92 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 Feb 2015) Tbh it's no more innovative than a calculator. You just slap a solar cell in the back. The term innovative is used too lightly. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 21:22 1 3. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014) Not a good option for a rainy day hehe just kidding, its a good idea. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 21:58 5 4. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 717; Member since: 21 Dec 2010) Samsung isn't going anywhere. It's laughable when people say that crap. They are singlehandedly pushing the smartphone industry forward. That's a fact. posted on 22 Mar 2015, 22:24 0 5. DirtyDan23 (Posts: 280; Member since: 12 Aug 2014) Nifty posted on 22 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Did you know that Samsung launched the first solar-powered cell phone?