"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <email@example.com> wrote in news:elmop- F3B878.firstname.lastname@example.org
> Feds Pinged¹ Sprint GPS Data 8 Million Times Over a Year
> Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with customer location
> data more than 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009,
> according to a company manager who disclosed the statistic at a
> non-public interception and wiretapping conference in October.
> The manager also revealed the existence of a previously undisclosed web
> portal that Sprint provides law enforcement to conduct automated
> to track users. Through the website, authorized agents can type in a
> mobile phone number and obtain global positioning system (GPS)
> coordinates of the phone.
Another reason Skype is so important. 256-bit AES encryption with a
different key on EVERY call, forwarded through any of 65,535 random ports
across a vast network of users acting like supernodes.
Think of how hard it is to just track the routing, to say nothing of
breaking a 256-bit AES encryption without the key during a 10 minute
phone call. Nothing's impossible. But it sure in hell beats sellphone's
wide-open government-regulated snoopers on GSM and CDMA....
I'm talking to New Zealand from a free hotel wifi sitting in Hardees
eating a hamburger on Skype-to-Skype. Send the FBI by and surprise me
with their abilities.
Sellphones are about as secure as the PA system from a Mosque
On a more serious note, let's discuss using a prepaid sellphone that is
recharged from a PIN card bought for cash from a local 7-11. You only
needed a gmail email address to setup the prepaid card from the webpage
at that hotel wifi above. Click PAPERLESS BILLING and they never send
you a paper bill to any kind of address, bogus or otherwise. All your
verification information is sent to the bogus gmail account in the name
of Melvin Schultz, a fictitious character that doesn't exist. Doesn't
matter which prepaid company you use. They make their money off these
hobos living under a bridge in a cardboard box. The address is never
verified. Mine is a PO Box, not my home address. Only that gmail addy
needed to be valid for communications.
Now, how are the cops going to trace the GPS phone back to me, THAT WILL
STAND UP IN COURT, if I'm not connected to the Tracphone in any way?
They force Tracphone to tell them where my phone is. I don't HAVE a
Tracphone! I'm not listed, Melvin is! In the Tracphone records, I don't
exist and never have. So, no cop or Fed Gestapo tracing because I don't
exist. It has to be a real problem! I bought the phone for cash at
Wally World and didn't put it on the Verizon system until Melvin bought
the PagePlus account, anonymously, from that hotel IP that can't be
tracked to me, and loaded it up with $$ bought for cash at a phone card
store like 7-11.
Again, send the FBI around to that prepaid phone Melvin uses. The crooks
use it, I'm sure! The really good crooks aren't that stupid.
Melvin Schultz has a long history dating way back to the Ma Bell hard
wired days of the 1950's. A bunch of my ham radio friends used to hang
out 18 hours a day on 3903 Khz, AM at first, then SSB after its
popularity replaced AM in the late 1960's. But, you had to be at least
listening to hear someone calling you on 3903, which is always noisy.
So, Melvin Schultz was invented to alert you to get on the frequency when
your ham radio was off. Good ol' Ma Bell wanted $8/min to call the next
town over, to say nothing of calling your buddy in Chicago to get him on
3903. BUT, if you made a person-to-person, collect, long distance call
to your Chicago buddy's home phone for "Melvin Schultz", the operator
would call Chicago for you! "I have a collect, person-to-person long
distance call for a Mr Melvin Schultz. Will you accept the charge?", she
would ask them. Calling collect prevented the smartasses at some numbers
from saying "I'm Melvin", instantly starting the $8/min clock to be
funny, a joke on you. "No, Melvin left an hour ago and I don't know when
he'll be back.", the answering party would tell the operator. "I'm
sorry, Sir.", she'd say to the caller. "I cannot complete your call."
You thanked her and hung up....NO CHARGE. A few minutes later, after the
big tubes in The Beast at your buddy's station in Chicago warmed up,
YOU'd get a call from HIM on 3903, the "net" frequency.
Noone uses Melvin any more as it's free to call Chicago from your
sellphone to get them on the air....if you even need to get them on the
air because you're going to be on for hours....the way hams have been
since the turn of 1900. It saved us $M over the years back then...and
saved us from calling him on a Blue Box like Woz and Steve Jobs
used....hacking Ma Bell.
As usual, the cops can only track the HONEST sellphone users......