Posted 12 months ago on July 30, 2020, 11:06 a.m. EST by elf3
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The gaping hole in the SS7 system that allows any Tom Dick or vengeful political opponent directly into your phone, your private home and conversations as a literal fly on the wall is something rarely spoken about. When Veritas used these dirty tactics to wage war on the average citizen it is something that should have shocked the awareness of this nation. I worry not because I am a celebrity or someone with something to hide, but because I am an average citizen with a voice and opinions that some may wish to silence.
Free and private thought is one of the most basic elements of democracy. What does it say when anyone really with the capability can access your private world, and use it to covertly destroy not just political opponents, but use it as a means for any nefarious spiteful or petty vengeances. For instance you go up against developers in your local community, suddenly you find your creative work or ideas being spread around to others. They have an IT person on board or somehow they are able to get in just with the phone number you used to contact city officials and attack you without even a trace despite a trail of damage to your life. If nothing else it certainly distracts you from your political actions.
This cowardly warfare is happening. With little trace or proof how can the average person fight back? How especially can we fight back when our opponents in fact control the very devices we would use to fight back? Eviscerating our privacy and private worlds?
Politicians pretend to be mad at Google and Facebook while they eliminate protections such as Net Neutrality and continue to allow companies such as MSpy to operate which enables people to spy on their fellow citizens with little trace. Actions speak much louder than their hollow words.
Unless we also make technology more user friendly as far as identifying viruses, hacking, spyware etc and outlaw apps from tracking us - or those that track others - then we are enabling the end of freedom. The technology companies have made security their last concern, because they too are happily lapping up our private lives and data installing their own backdoors into our private worlds. The possibility that they are using our microphones to spy on our words and conversations should have as burning our devices. When we have reached a day when a doxer or hacker can covertly destroy a person without a trace, the American population should be screaming to the rafters for protection not just for those accessing these loopholes, but for the very companies who allow them to exist and who also use our own devices against us to undermine our freedom. The freedom to not be tracked, to not be wearing a technological fascist armband or barcode. To not have any Tom Dick or asshole or CORPORATION record and spy on your intimate moments or when Veritas can destroy political opponents using illegal and nefarious dirty cowardly means and it's barely a blip in any major news outlet.
We are losing our most basic precious freedoms. Our reality has become worse than any Orwellian predictions and that is for the fact that OUR politicians haven't the will or desire to protect us.