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Joseph Cox
Holy shit; huge. Law enforcement have access to a system that can geolocate almost any phone in the US; the system doesn't really check if the officer has legal authority to do so. One officer allegedly used to spy on judges, other law enforcement
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Laughing Man May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
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𝓿𝓲𝔃𝓾𝓪𝓵 👾 𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓳𝓪 May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
It's not everything, but training people on the right ways and wrong ways to use these systems should be a requirement before even considering how to build something like this.
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P. J. Łaszkowicz May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
This is not just in the US.
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Eugene Friesen May 11
Replying to @josephfcox @hradzka
Wait, it’s freely available for marketers?
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Joseph Cox May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
don't use a phone
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Gareth May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
That's just what a subversive criminal type would say...
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Michael Weiner May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
On the other hand disclosing warrants, investigations etc to telco providers can be even more damaging to those surveilled - its necessary to have checks of course but having telco providers check has problems of its own.
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Michael Weiner May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
Proper process matters: request signed by head of agency or by a judge
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Laughing Man May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
I've actually been thinking about this, just ditching the cellphone completely. Switch to tablet, use free WiFi connections & a no logs VPN, make calls & texts using Signal. Communicate by encrypted email. D.F.E. It may not be convenient, but it would be a lot more private.
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Joseph Cox May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
i'm not even joking—you get used to not carrying a phone, it is doable. obviously a lack of convenience, but if there is a good chance you could be impacted by cell dumps, ss7, these marketing services, whatever, dropping your phone is an increasingly valid approach
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Laughing Man May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
...Currently, I use a Faraday Bag, or keep my phone in Airplane Mode & off when not in use. I'm not sure if that's secure enough. Cellphone towers track locations and I'm reminding myself every time I see one.
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Joseph Cabrerra May 11
Or just use
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Jay Q Public May 11
Replying to @josephfcox @bradheath
There is no longer a useful or accurate meaning behind the terms 'forgotten Americans', or 'flyover country'. Everyone is data and there is data on everyone.
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Joseph Cox May 11
Replying to @ninjininji
Personally prefer something that eliminates the chance to fuck up, but yep.
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Stuart Rutherford May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
What are your thoughts on privicy focused phones like the Librem 5? Are they as good as they tout?
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Iinst Nnop May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
Problem is not SS7. There is need in mobile network to know the current location of handset to route incoming call. Out-of-band signaling is required for finding location for call routing. Few months ago someone in Industry explained you this fact, consult with them again.
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Joseph Cox May 11
Replying to @Inst_NOP
Hence me recommending getting off the mobile network altogether, eh.
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Joseph Cabrerra May 11
Replying to @josephfcox
Haha and I prefer LE that don’t randomly have access to location - people always forget that even a powered off phone leaks signals
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99 May 11
Obviusly you're the tiny % of people that can get $ without having to use a phone, and almost all your contacts know how encryption works. Not all of us. These are the advices that are useless on the context we live...if you care for ppl privacy and not only 0.0001 of ppl privacy
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