1. marksthespot60's Avatar
    "The FBI develops some hacking tools internally and purchases others from the private sector. With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google Inc.'s GOOG -0.40% Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said. It can do the same to microphones in laptops without the user knowing, the person said. Google declined to comment."


    - FBI Taps Hacker Tactics to Spy on Suspects - WSJ.com
    electricpete likes this.
    08-24-2013 08:04 AM
  2. Rule9's Avatar
    local cops did this where I live to make arrests in a highly publicized murder case a few years ago. They had a warrant however.
    08-24-2013 12:42 PM
  3. David Crenshaw's Avatar
    Even as a libertarian, I'm not bothered by this at all. If law enforcement wants to listen in on my conversations, they'll find themselves quite bored in the process.

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    08-24-2013 12:49 PM
  4. Rule9's Avatar
    Even as a libertarian, I'm not bothered by this at all. If law enforcement wants to listen in on my conversations, they'll find themselves quite bored in the process.

    Posted via my Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G (T-Mobile)
    There's a lot of people out there who don't want the government knowing about their medical conditions, or the grief their family is going through because John Smith's son cheated on his wife, or other highly embarrassing and personal problems. I don't care if some people are ok with it, the fact is it's none of their F-ing business, period. Personally I hope that every willing worker in these citizen spying programs spends a LOT of hours at the office while their wives are giving it up for the neighbor. It'd be poetic justice.
    08-24-2013 01:12 PM
  5. kriswu12's Avatar
    I remember having written a term paper with two friends about how an FB account can be hacked by the FBI even without a search warrant. I guess they've actually been doing this a lot since the technology started to improve. Anyway, I don't think this is a good thing. Even as I know that I'm not doing anything suspicious, it's still against my privacy; therefore, I hope that they discontinue it.


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