Assange: “You’re all screwed”

By on December 3, 2011
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Wikileaks founder claims that most smartphones can be hacked into without much of a fuss.

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Julian Assange, being his usual optimistic self, recently spoke out against mobile surveilance at a talk he was giving at the City University London. According to Assange, the founder of infamous whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, more than 150 private organizations in 25 countries can easily track phones and intercept messages, browsing history, email accounts, phone calls and more. All without so much as coming near your smartphone.

 “Who here has an iPhone? Who here has a BlackBerry? Who here uses Gmail? Well, you’re all screwed,” – Julian Assange

Assange made the remarks following the release of 287 documents that addressed “the reality of the international surveillance industry”. The technology, he claimed was developed in the US, Canada and Australia and the United Kingdom and says they might have even been sold to regimes in the Middle East and Africa.

Wikileaks, as reported in BGR, went on to say that some of the technology was actually capable of sending fake text messages from a users phone and could even “record every use, movement and even sights and sounds of the room [a phone] is in,”.

Big Brother really is watching by the looks of things, and Carrier IQ is the least of our worries.


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  • Hamzabinafdal

    Damn ..in a way it sounds cool. But consequences are many…

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