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adm1 said:Quite unsettling how easily the US can monitor anyone, anywhere around the world. Especially nabbing someone who you think would be clued up on security etc.
If it's stored ANYWHERE, eventually it can be found!
It makes no difference if this guy was using an Iphone, Android phone, Blackberry, Mac, Windows computer, etc. They would have found him as this guy (like all of us on these sites) is constantly engaging with the modern world with credit cards, tech devices, airline travel, high end vacations, etc. Therefor, he is leaving a digital trail.
No sense getting all upset about it. It's just how it goes. Just about everyone in the world benefits from modern technology -- even folks without electricity and internet. One trade off is governments can find you if you choose to use mobile technology and and the internet. That's why terror groups now use burner phones w/encrypted chat programs. But even the leaders of these terror organizations now only use couriers.
Oh, and I got one more for you! You are all being tracked by Google no matter if you use an Android device, Chrome Browser, or another search engine. Look up "Browser Fingerprinting."
Deal with it! Or stop using this tech!
david | dahoveed said:The mainstream press article I read this morning framed this differently. It said nothing about a pardon, but that he was allowed out of custody while he mounts his appeal of conviction by the lower court. That’s a different ball of wax that what is stated here.
SpamSandwich said:Expect phones in those states to blow up and burn people on a regular basis because of idiots performing their own repairs.
Not to mention I am allowed to work on my own automobile. Last I looked faulty automobile repairs have a far more troublesome safety record than do consumer electronics. I have yet to see anyone crushed to death my their smart phone falling off the table during a repair gone wrong....