For the first time, the US government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington, DC of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages.
The use of such devices, known as cellphone-site simulators, by foreign powers has long been a concern. However, American intelligence and law enforcement agencies — which use such eavesdropping equipment themselves — have been silent on the matter until now.
The issue came to light after the Department of Homeland Security responded to a recent inquiry from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)…. more
In a happy marriage of old Captcha and new biometric techniques, researchers have devised a new verification methodology called Real-Time Captcha. It presents real-time puzzles that will throw artificial intelligence for a loop and protect the accounts of human users, reported a ScienceDaily article.
Real-Time Captcha is a logical evolution of current biometric techniques based on facial photos or video feeds of the user. It’s designed to foil machine learning and image generation software that have adapted to now-standard security systems.
Like current image-video biometric systems, Real-Time Captcha asks users to look into the camera of their mobile device. The new addition is a Captcha that appears on the screen with a random question that a human can answer much faster than an artificial intelligence could…. more
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DENVER – In less than 15 minutes, my dad had his cell phone number stolen from him and had his bank account hacked into, all while he watched as his email alert him every step of the way.
It appears that his T-Mobile cell phone number was used against him, ported to an account with Metro PCS, and then used to allow a thief to gain access to his online bank account.
“I was on the phone with Wells Fargo as the money was being transferred,” my dad Mike Zelinger said. “As I was waiting, I was receiving emails from Wells Fargo saying that this has been completed, and your transfer has been completed.”
What my dad is going through does not appear to be isolated. Customers have complained on Twitter and Reddit about their phone number being ported elsewhere and then used to gain access to bank accounts…. more
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon, the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the U.S., lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals.
first three months of the year, Verizon lost 307,000 wireless subscribers who are billed each month
, the more lucrative kind of wireless customer. MoffettNathanson Research says it’s the first-ever lost in that category, which covers phones, tablets, smartwatches and other connections. For cellphones alone, Verizon lost 289,000 customers. Verizon said it would have lost even more customers if it hadn’t launched the unlimited plan.
Total wireless revenue fell 5 percent to $20.9 billion, because of fewer customers and less money coming from the fees Verizon charges when customers go over their data limits. Unlimited plans don’t have those fees…. read more
When Mark Rosenblatt touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv April 5 and powered on his cell phone, he got the surprise of his mobile technology life.
Rosenblatt received a text message from his cell phone carrier, Verizon, reading,
“Welcome to Palestine.”
“I did a double take,” said Rosenblatt, a high-tech consultant from Edgemont, N.Y. He had traveled to Israel to see his daughter, who is studying in a master’s degree program at Bar-Ilan University.
“I was shocked that an American company was falling into some BDS rhetoric,” Rosenblatt said.
According to the most recent study of the wireless market by the research firm Strategy Analytics, Verizon was America’s largest cell carrier at the end of 2016…. read more
On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff’s deputies and a coroner responded to a motorcyclist’s report of human remains outside of town.
They identified the partially bleached skull of a child, and later discovered the remains of the McStay family who had been missing for the past three years. Joseph, 40, his wife Summer, 43, Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, had been bludgeoned to death and buried in shallow graves in the desert.
Investigators long suspected Charles Merritt in the family’s disappearance, interviewing him days after they went missing. Merritt was McStay’s business partner and the last person known to see him alive. Merritt had also borrowed $30,000 from McStay to cover a gambling debt, a mutual business partner told police. None of it was enough to make an arrest.
Even after the gravesite was discovered and McStay’s DNA was found inside Merritt’s vehicle, police were far from pinning the quadruple homicide on him….. [read more]
NaturalNews) Since cell phones are so convenient and since microwave radiation is invisible to us, we never consider the risks of carrying cell phones on and around our bodies. But the FCC does assess the risks and requires cell phone companies to warn consumers of the dangers of microwave radiation. Over time, these energy waves heat up specific areas of the body that are constantly exposed. This can lead to carcinogenic activity within the cellular processes.
The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology asks companies to conduct their own testing on SAR, or Specific Absorption Rate. SAR is the amount of heat that builds up when the body is exposed to microwave radiation. The FCC has set a SAR limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram for cell phones. Companies that can’t bring the radiation level of their devices below this measurement must warn consumers of the dangers….. [read more]
LHWM NOTES: We have been researching items to help your body rid of EMF and items that help clean the air of dirty electricity.
Articles on what EMF, Dirty Electricity, and Radiation is:
1. Dirty electricity – Myth or reality?
2. What are electromagnetic fields?
Food Items to Ingest to help your body fight (again we chose a few that we personal take)
1. Thai-Go® – to learn more please contact Norma (she has been in the industry for over 40 years and can help you order this product)
2. Any type of Greens (such as amazing grass, barleans, etc.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., who previously ruled the National Security Agency’s spy-on-Americans cell phone monitoring program likely is unconstitutional will have the issue before his court again on Friday.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has scheduled a status hearing for several of the ongoing cases naming the NSA – or the CIA – for allegedly violating the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures.
“As Judge Leon observed, these cases are at the ‘pinnacle of national importance,’” said Larry Klayman of Freedomwatch, who is a plaintiff in one case as well as a lawyer………