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  •  Unless they've been modified (9+ / 0-)

    to still work with all these removed, unbeknownst to the user. But you'd have to be specifically targeted to have one of those, and none of us here are that interesting (I assume!). But even then, with all the connected devices that are coming out, including appliances and cars, it's just a matter of time before it'll be nearly impossible for most people to avoid being spied on.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 05:04:59 AM PST

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    •  There is this article (5+ / 0-)

      I found on yesterday (I am at work so will have to dig up the link later when I get home) about an author who had previously written about the NSA who was surprised when he was granted access for a couple hours to its highest leaders for a new book he was working on. One of the stipulations for entry into the building was he had to provide the type of recording device he would use for the interview and its serial number, etc. He just mentioned it casually I think, not really thinking it was a bid deal. Later he mentioned that when he got to the building they did indeed verify the serial number on the recorder. He didn't seem to think anything of it but I would instantly be thinking they had asked ahead for the serial number so they could create a new device and swap them. Or I could just be paranoid.

      "These are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals" -BoA/HBGary/CoC

      by LieparDestin on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 05:31:41 AM PST

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      •  The electron is an unreliable quantum for (0+ / 0-)

        more reasons than one.

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        by hannah on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 05:34:27 AM PST

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      •  I'd just bring a burner phone (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        kharma, cybrestrike

        with voice recording capability and leave my real cell phone at home, then throw it out or give it away to some random person after downloading the recording, to avoid the chance that they'll plant something on it.

        Or, bring my own microSD card and ask to use one of their devices.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 05:39:07 AM PST

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