Before Edward Snowden turned coat on the NSA and spilled the beans on their spying practices most Americans were oblivious to the NSA or just didn’t care. Most Americans had a devil-may-care attitude and went about their business watching football games and having a beer. Besides aren’t the cloak & dagger boys and girls of the NSA are after ‘terrorists’? That’s what the government would have you believe although it has been publicized that gun enthusiasts, conservative Christians, and those that advocate protecting the 1st and 2nd amendments fall somewhere in a gray area and must be monitored as well.
Meanwhile government officials turn a blind eye to people flowing across our borders and wreaking all sorts of havoc.
According to this CNN article there are number of ways you can fix the problem but how many people are actually going to take the time and trouble to buy a purported shielded case to keep the prying ears of the NSA away from your phone. Are you really going to take the time to remove the battery from your phone? What about the suggestion that you dig into the firmware settings in your phone to disable the NSA from remotely powering up your phone?
Besides what about the collaboration between the corporations that manufacture the phones and the NSA? Are you really going to trust Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T to keep the spooks out of your phone? Just remember that all these phones are made in China and/or Malaysia and they might have some interest in doing some snooping as well.
“How did they get into your phone in the first place? Here’s an explanation by former members of the CIA, Navy SEALs and consultants to the U.S. military’s cyber warfare team. They’ve seen it firsthand.”