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Old 01-10-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Sounds to me like someone just justifying why they still use a dumb phone.

 
Old 01-10-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I read every post in this thread and have now justified today's "Happy Hour."


 
Old 01-10-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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NEW FLASH: Stop using all land lines, IMMEDIATELY!!. I just heard that ANY law enforcement agency from any country (and any kid who can get to a Radio Shack) has the capability to "tap" a land line. This so-called advanced "wire tapping" technology will reportedly allow law enforcement (or the kid) to listen in on ALL of your phone conversations, WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT OR KNOWLEDGE!!

Also, do not write anything down on a piece of paper. It is possible for the NSA, FBI, CIA, KBG, etc. to break into your house and steal that piece of paper.

Research has shown the tin hats ARE NOT EFFECTIVE in foiling a wire tap, or a break-in.

All jokes aside, 100% of the technological gadgets that have ever been invented are potentially vulnerable to hacking, exploits, etc. There is nothing you can do about it. Get used to it. If the NSA has not figured out how to hack a certain device, they will figure it out very soon (along with a number of hackers who are not employed by a "three letter agency.") As I have said before, the chances of a teenage hacker accessing the data in your iPhone far greater than the NSA taking an interest in your mundane life.

All we can do is to take reasonable precautions to combat the possibility of these devices being compromised. Many people choose not to discuss sensitive topics via. phone, text messages, e-mail, chat, Skype, etc. There is a good reason for this.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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News flash: "dumb" phones run software too. Software you don't even have access to. Which means you have less visibility to what someone might be monitoring.

At least with iPhone and Android you can access and potentially stop the processes that someone like the NSA sticks on there.
No not quite. Nsa's data mining software is inserted into the apple firmware in the iphones as the phones are built in china... which is another reason to dump apple crap.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Maybe I should get rid of my Huyandai because the manufacturer is from Korea. They could be monitoring my driving habits. They will turn in those reports to my local law enforcement.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:44 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I heard that homing pigeons are doing great job carrying messages - they are very effective as messengers. I think people started using them in ancient Persia some 2000 years ago. Before the telegraph, this method of communication had a considerable vogue among stockbrokers and financiers. In modern days, rafting photographers still use pigeons as a sneaker net to transport digital photos on flash media from the camera to the tour operator.
Looks like a sure method to send mail and SMS
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Old 01-10-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I heard that homing pigeons are doing great job carrying messages - they are very effective as messengers. I think people started using them in ancient Persia some 2000 years ago. Before the telegraph, this method of communication had a considerable vogue among stockbrokers and financiers. In modern days, rafting photographers still use pigeons as a sneaker net to transport digital photos on flash media from the camera to the tour operator.
Looks like a sure method to send mail and SMS
I'm pretty sure the NSA has trained the pigeons to stop at their cages midway so that they can copy the messages.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 05:31 AM
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Lol!!!
Lets close this thread as OP generated similar in other forums...
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