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Default Spy in the sky? Flying surveillance devices are scooping up Americans' phone data

Turn off your phone, pull out the battery, put it in a Faraday Cage pouch like this one when in the states, or near the border if you don't want your phone's data to be picked up by this program.

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The US government defended the Department of Justice's US Marshals Service on Friday following the revelation that the agency is spying from the skies with airborne devices that mimic cell towers and slurp mobile phone data. The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that since 2007 the US Marshals Service program has been using Cessna aircraft, flying them out of at least five metropolitan area airports, to slurp data from mobile phones in a flying range that covers most of the country's population.
The technology in the two-foot-square device enables investigators to scoop data from tens of thousands of cellphones in a single flight, collecting their identifying information and general location.
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...ns-phone-data/

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