The Spy by Your Side

Harry Lewis, co-author of the book, “Blown To Bits”, described the existence of software that can be installed into your cell phone without your knowledge. This secret ear leaves your phone broadcasting to authorities while you think it is turned off. Evidently, according to the author, this evidence has already been used in court cases. “Big Brother”, rightly or wrongly, may be listening in to anyone where a court order has allowed it.

I have heard of two instances from friends, where someones cell phone dialed out accidentally. One instance, a mother heard her son walking through the snow to work early in the AM. Footsteps crunching snow. She continues to save the incident. Another instance had potential repercussions when the cell phone decided to dial home to reveal the wearer at a bar. I do not know if any other questionable info occurred to cause relationship trouble.

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So if you are doing something the court may be interested in, this is your opportunity to sing and perhaps be recommended to American Idol. Make use of your sorry situation. And if your TV is actually watching you, dancing may also provide entertainment.

Now if only we an get some religious group to create a theocratic state so they can tell if we are worshiping properly.  Can’t wait.

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital

Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis, “Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty,

Reed Hundt, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission