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Video: Spoofing Apple (and NSA)

Written by Gary North on September 20, 2013

This is fun. Trust me.

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11 thoughts on “Video: Spoofing Apple (and NSA)

  1. This is a funny video, but there is truth around it. In August 2012, Apple was issued a US Patent that allows a 3rd party to selectively disable specific smartphone features, possibly without notifying the phone owner. In the video, they described the "Blackout" feature as preventing an activist from being recorded. However, an even more sinister use of the feature is to disable recording within a certain distance of a police officer or police car. I don't own a smartphone, although some day all phones may be smartphones.

  2. Ray Bradbury would be chuckling.

  3. That’s strange….I’ve been a cop for 20 years and have NEVER “blacked out” a phone or been told how to do so. The progressives are out there and they mean harm, but don’t grab ahold of the fear mentality that everything and everyone is out to get you. Just sayin.

  4. not yet—

  5. Don't assume your experience is the norm, or if it is that the norm isn't changing. The goal is to stop a tyrannical trend before it becomes embedded despotism.

  6. Interesting in a way, one can only speculate how much/many of the myriad of apps are capable of snooping and thus deployed by N s A or many such orgs. Spoofing, successful, requires a real pro (net admin).

    Anyone with so much as an intinction of intel / field experience knows that most British embassies black out phones – but, being courteous and proper, they send a message to your smartphone before doing so, as a fair warning. Gentlemanly, I’d say.

  7. Mort Middlebasket says:

    Yea it was funny. In a sad sort of way.

  8. There’s nothing in the government’s explanation of NSA spying that makes any sense at all. The government says it needs everyone’s phone records because they need to know who calls known overseas terrorists from the US.

    But if the feds have got the phone number of that overseas terrorist, they can go to the phone company and it will give them the records. The government doesn't need its own database.

    There is another emerging scandal that phone data illegally collected by the NSA is being provided to regular law enforcement. The NSA is feeding the DEA information so it can shut down drug dealers competing with the CIA’s drug running operation. There's your honest government looking out for the American people.

    Finally, if the NSA has all the phone records, bank account information, credit card transactions of every single American – and they do – why aren’t they prosecuting all those Wall Street CEO’s who openly admit they're engaging in massive amounts of financial fraud?

  9. Who do you think runs the NSA? 'Nuff said.

  10. Being coy is not cute. 'nuff said.

  11. You're like a janitor claiming there was no wrongdoing at Enron because he wasn't personally involved.