Can government remotely activate iPhone mic?

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  1. latyshev macrumors newbie

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  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Nothing is impossible.

    You would NOT be able to stop them.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    No, because even if you can stop this particular trick the government can probably go to whatever ISP / carrier that your call goes through an tap into their computers. Whether legal or not, I have no doubt that they could make it happen.

    Your call is always going somewhere. No matter how secure you make your phone there's always some spot where someone can get to it further on down the pipe.
     
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  5. latyshev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is easy.

    Im talking about activating microphone when the phone is just lying around
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    iPhones absolutely cannot be hacked in this way. However, the NSA would appreciate it if you keep your phone positioned in your pocket with the microphone facing upward. No reason, really.
     
  7. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    And the only way to turn it off is to remove the battery. Oh no, its an Iphone you cannot take out the battery.
     
  8. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure you can. Three little screws, or 2 petalobe screws and 1 screw.
    Piece of cake.
     
  9. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    You could always carry your phone in a lead case, but really this fretting is silly unless you think you've got something the govt wants.
     
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    When you go to make your tin foil hat spare no expense, buy name brand tin foil.
     
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    Shhh... quit moving around so much. With your phone in your pocket, all that squirming around makes your conversation hard to hear!
     
  13. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    they can do anything, you think lamposts around you dont have microphones? hell even the Mcd's burgers you eat have got microphones in em!! no seriously though the government can pretty much do what they want....*x-files music starts to play*
     
  14. latyshev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just wish i found this as funny as you buys do.
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    First, if "they" had a way to remotely activate the mic on your phone, there's probably not much you could do to stop them.

    Second, you're already carrying around a GPS tracking device (i.e., your phone). Listening to your conversations is only the tip of the iceberg. They now know where you work, where you shop, where you eat, what car you drive... they can track you and bug you a thousand ways if they wanted to without you ever knowing.

    Third, if you believe the NSA is going after you then I have to wonder if you're not doing something you shouldn't be or are somehow involved with people who are. If that's the case, do what's best for yourself and remove yourself from that situation. Even if I wasn't doing anything wrong, I sure wouldn't want to be involved with people who were. Don't get me wrong, I do not believe surveillance of law-abiding citizens is legally, ethically or morally correct, and I'm all for proper warrants and writs to perform said surveillance if that were the case, but if the government wanted to break its own laws and do it anyway, there's little you can do to stop them. For all you know, there's a satellite parked over your house right now.
     
  16. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I think all this talk of battery drain is from Apple Corporate tapping into our phones and not only listening but using the front facing cameras to spy on us. :D
     
  17. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    It use to be this way LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZF_oZEvybw


    They can do whatever they want now a days to whomever they want. Just the way it is. Isn't it great to live in these times. Just do your thing, keep your nose clean and you'll be fine. Don't think to much and just do your thing.
     
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    Cell phones have been used to identify and gather evidence against criminals for years. If you're worried about your cell phone (be it iPhone or other), then don't put one in your own name - buy prepaids with cash and toss them once a month. If you're worried about the GPS/black box/data recorders in your cars, only drive cars from the 1970s and older.

    Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean that no one is out to get you.
     
  19. sovereign, Oct 31, 2011
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmASj3rBGWg

    Probably acting similar to this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6cv0KsTTfY

    All real time data collection. Taking a constant pulse of humanity as the data is collected and analyzed. Using the media and all information outlets to modify behavior and thinking. All data- voice, email, internet forums, Facebook- is collected and provides the feedback loop for the process. The process of controlling you.
     
  20. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    They hear everything you type, too.

    Wait... How does that work, you may ask?

    Just trust me.
     
  21. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    The second you posted this thread they began monitoring you, so don't be surprised if somebody knocks on your door to question why you are asking how to prevent them from taping into your phone.

    In all honesty though, like others said, the government can do whatever they want. If they want to listen to your phone calls, they can listen. If they want secret agents to follow you everywhere you go, they can.
     
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    You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide.
     
  24. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Not to mention the crystal clear photo they have of you, thanks to Apples preloaded facial recognition software. Yet never fear, if you want to do something precautionary, it's far too late anyway :) :) :)
     

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