How NSA Mass Surveillance is Hurting the US Economy

NSA still spy on people phone calls. Use end to end encryption to protect yourself.

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N.J. Supreme Court: A Warrant is Needed for Phone Tracking

Yet another phone tracking case.

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Cellphone users have a reasonable expectation of privacy of their cellphone location information, and police must obtain a search warrant before accessing that information, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled Thursday. “When people make disclosures to phone companies and other providers to use their services, they are not promoting the release of personal information to others,” wrote Chief Justice Stuart Rabner in an unanimous ruling on an appeal. “Instead, they can reasonably expect that their personal information will remain private.” The issue of boundaries in the use of cellphone data by law enforcement agencies has figured in other courts and state legislatures. The Montana legislature passed a law recently requiring police and other agencies to obtain a search warrant from a court before tracking a person using location information from an electronic device.

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Here’s what we know about European collaboration with the NSA

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Norway’s intelligence services have admitted collecting details of over 33 million phone calls involving the country’s citizens during a month-long period between December 2012 and January this year. The data was shared with the U.S. signals intelligence agency, the NSA.

Shocked? You really shouldn’t be. We already know that Norway is in the second tier of countries that cooperate closely with U.S. intelligence, along with Denmark, France and the Netherlands (the first tier includes the “Five Eyes” group of Anglophone countries, namely the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand). The next tier down, in terms of trust, takes in Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy and Belgium.

That said, while surprises ain’t what they used to be, it’s worth summarizing what’s emerged so far about surveillance in Europe carried out by the NSA or on its behalf (not counting surveillance of Europeans’ data in U.S. clouds).

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Software to Secure Your Phone Calls

When it comes to modern communication technology, there is no denying that it has vastly improved over the last few decades. The amount that we can do with smart phones today would not have even been imagined back when the mobile phone was invented. But, if you follow current affairs you will know that there was a major problem in the United States with regards to phone call security. Rumors were spread that the NSA was tapping the cell phones of many people from all around the world. There has been a lot of controversy built up over this incident since then and even today no one really knows the truth.
That’s why, you will be glad to know that there is something you can do to protect your private phone calls from being tapped. You can download one of the many softwares available today that encrypt your phone calls. These softwares encrypt your phone calls to a level where it becomes impossible for anyone to tap your line and find out what you’re saying or who you are talking with.
If you feel that one of your business competitors is always getting the upper hand on you, maybe it’s because they are tapping your smart phone? You can download one of the cell phone encryption softwares on to your smart phone and see whether the competitor loses its competitive edge or not. If they do, that means that they were tapping your line. But thanks to encryption software, your business secrets and sensitive information will no longer be available to any and everyone with a few hundred dollars to spend (That’s right, it really is that cheap to tap someone’s phone line). When you have secure phone calls installed on your smart phone, you can rest assured that not even the most experienced of hacker is going to be accessing your phone calls anytime soon.

The best part about most encryption software available today is that it is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is download it, install it, sign up and just like that, you’re ready to go.

There are some softwares which only work if both parties are using it while there are others which will work irrespective of whether the other person has mobile encryption software installed on their smart phone or not. If you want to ensure that no one apart from the person on the other end of the line is listening in on your phone conversations, there is no better solution than installing phone call encryption software. So why haven’t you downloaded one yet?

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