Your Cell Phone Is the FBI’s Bug

For all my criminal wannabe friends. Where you can talk without being overheard is becoming smaller and smaller. Its starting feeling like a Sci-Fi novel. 🙁

FBI using cell phone microphones to eavesdrop:

Cell phones are capable of providing more information about us and our whereabouts than we usually realize. We are have long since known that cell phones can be used to track users’ locations, but now the FBI has begun using them for eavesdropping—even when they are turned off.

From the referenced article, the part that bothers me:

An article in the Financial Times last year said mobile providers can “remotely install a piece of software on to any handset, without the owner’s knowledge, which will activate the microphone even when its owner is not making a call.”