There are at least 500 fake cell towers across the U.S. — and each one of them is waiting to intercept your calls.
This is not paranoia; it’s fact. Cellphone surveillance has spread way beyond the NSA and is now in the hands of law enforcement agencies, such as our local police.
While the FBI is restricting police departments from admitting to it, a new piece of technology has uncovered their secret.
The new International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) can seize a phone’s signal as well as grab the content of calls and texts. Until recently, the IMSI was bulky and expensive, but advances in technology have resulted in a smaller version that can be purchased online for only $1,800. Now every hacker, government agency and two-bit thug can have one!
In fact, ESD America — the maker of the CryptoPhone, which can detect IMSI — has located some 500 fake cell towers created by the IMSI across the U.S.
Of course, the government doesn’t want our local police to admit they use this technology to spy on its citizens. The local police must agree to nondisclosure. Clearly, the government and its agencies — like the NSA and the FBI — don’t give two hoots about the privacy rights of you and me.
However, according to ACLU attorney Nathan Wessler, the police use IMSI against potential suspects — and perhaps others — without warrants and without telling the public, allowing them to scoop up information from potentially hundreds of bystanders and hold their data for an undisclosed amount of time.
With the federal government so eager to violate your privacy, it’s important to take steps to protect it. In the September Offshore Confidential newsletter, Ted Baumann suggested such tips as making sure that you don’t register your cellphone in your name, but with an LLC, instead. We at The Sovereign Society will continue looking for opportunities to protect your privacy and wealth from the criminal element … and the government.