Military surveillance technology “Dirt Boxes” that can intercept data, calls and text messages from hundreds of mobile phones simultaneously, as well as jam transmissions from a device, according to documents obtained, are being used by USA Police and in the balance of probabilities Australian police.
StingRay is a radio interception device that, when deployed, forces mobile phones in a given area to connect to it instead of a legitimate communications tower. A computer attached to a StingRay allows investigators access to a trove of data from intercepted mobile phones, including call and messaging logs, geolocation data and handset information.
KingFish is a less-expensive, more-portable version of a StingRay. Some records indicate that, while a StingRay is intended to be mounted in and controlled from a vehicle, a KingFish can be remotely controlled and even be worn by its user.
The StingRay and KingFish manufactured by Hariis Corporation are sold as part of a larger surveillance kit that includes third-party software designed by Pen-Link, a company that makes programs for cellphone forensics, .and laptops by Dell and Panasonic.
Whistleblower like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden alerting us to government spooks spying on citizens that is a violation of the freeworld, now we have police services that are far from squeaky clean, unaccountable, and riddled with corruption availing themselves of technology to spy without consequence.
With knowledge that in Western Australia a person suspected police were illegal spying and he set in place a network of sophisticated traps to confirm or refute suspicions – all 10 traps were sprung confirming illegal spying. The bonus was uncovering compliant well known internet provider colluding backdoor information to WA Police that will be revealed soon after the lines of red-herrings being planted across Western Australia no longer is entertains.
If enforcers are illegally or legally harvesting people’s emails and SMS messages, the information is illegible if encrypted. So why have you not been encrypting?
- For messaging from PC,MAC, Tablet, or Smart-phones, the answer is a tidy high security free APP that is simple to use “wickr” (download www.wickr.com ) that works like a personal sms platform encrypting automatically every transmission and leaves no meta file footprints. You can set it to hold messages from one minute to one week before shredding. It also can send pictures and files.
- Email encryption has until now been somewhat complicated for the average user. A Switzerland based email very high encrypting service called ProtonMail really has big brother locked out offering this service FREE, and again like Wickr it removes all metadata foot prints from transmissions. It is web-based (like Gmail and Hotmail but without any backdoor access to big brother) and capable of dealing with unencrypted mail or the option of sending encrypted mail to recipients that do not have protonmail service. There is a qualifying period to obtain an account that takes up to a month depending when server space becomes available – www.protonmail.com.
With our Australian government, led by the Attorney General George Brandis, are introducing legislation for meta data retention by your internet service provider to hold for seven years, a process now abandoned by the rest of the world reflecting just how far out of touch our government is with spying techniques. These user friendly personal security tools for your email and messaging lock out big-brother and any prying eyes and the threat of identity theft.
Start using Wickr and register for protonmail today, then engage family, business associates, and friends to protect their personal space with you online.