Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DHS "deployed hi-tech spy plane which scoops up tens of thousands of phone calls at one time above San Bernardino for days after massacre."

Single engine craft flew over the California city and was ordered to make repeated circles overhead. It was equipped with 'Dirtbox' technology which can scan tens of thousands of phones in one go to identify suspects. The Pilatus PC-12 plane that was used - was similar to the craft deployed by the military on missions over Africa.


Anonymous said...

The same palne flew circles over BAltimore during the protest.

Chiu ChunLing said...

I suppose the point of this is that otherwise they can only get the metadata on the call, they can't pick up and record the call itself...which I don't buy for a second. A software hack to let the NSA hit a key and get the audio from any call they want has to be way cheaper than a fleet of planes full of spy gear...that's for use over areas where you haven't got access to the information infrastructure.

Then again, it's hard to think of anything so stupid that the government wouldn't do it. Overtly reminding people that the government spies on them and yet never manages to actually prevent an attack they didn't help plan (and occasionally not even those) doesn't seem extraordinary.

Anonymous said...

How will you communicate, once the raids start and those here are the targets.