How spies can use your cellphone to eavesdrop on your calls, texts

Source: Craig Timberg, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Surveillance systems that track the locations of cellphone users and spy on their calls, texts and data streams are being turned against Americans as they roam the country and the world, say security experts and U.S. officials.

“I don’t think most Americans realize how insecure U.S. telephone networks are,” Sen. Ron Wyden said in a statement. “If more consumers knew how easy it is for bad guys to track or hack their mobile phones, they would demand the FCC and wireless companies do something about it. These aren’t just hypotheticals.”

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