LIGHTNING RELEASES (5/29/2014) – It has been leaked by whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden that many countries are having their text messages monitored by a telecommunications spying program of the US National Security Agency (NSA).
The Intercept, a platform releasing Snowden’s leaks, alleged in a post on Tuesday that NSA’s cutting-edge surveillance MYSTIC program captures the metadata and messages from mobile networks.
Intercept writer Laura Poitras said in the report “NSA is using MYSTIC to gather personal data on mobile calls placed in countries with a combined population of more than 250 million”.
The metadata collected by MYSTIC contains the message or call time, source and destination. This information is claimed to be needed by the US Government, to ensure the safety of the Nation. So what used to be highly illegal without a court order (wire-tapping) is now routinely done to everyone, without legal permission. Apparently the government has the right to spy on text messages, to spy on you and I, and to do whatever they want to do. Where do we draw the line?
The program also offers “complete access to the additional target country’s GSM networks,” according to the documents leaked, and provides the NSA unlimited collection and processing of wireless/mobile communications networks.
It’s going to be interesting to see the backlash from Supreme Courts as this is brought before the law. Let’s hope that the law does what it’s supposed to, and upholds the citizens right outlined in the Constitution in regards to privacy.
There is a good side to all this text message spying, however. With the government setting a precedent and claiming that it’s okay to spy on your texts, then what’s to stop us from doing the same thing? You can spy on text messages just like the NSA does. How? Not with advanced unlimited surveillance programs, but with various mobile apps that can be installed on peoples devices. For instance, a parent can install an invisible text spy app on their child’s phone. Furthermore, a boss can install it on an employee’s device. Is it illegal? Apparently not, since it’s okay for the government to do it.
The text message spy app works very simply, invisibly running in the background listening for texts, then forwarding them to an email provided by the spy. And to install the app, one must simply get their hands on the target device, and download the app. Some of these apps even give real-time GPS location.
Does spying on other people’s phones feel invasive? I guess for now, it doesn’t matter. Just ask the NSA!
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