FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool


The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone’s microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.

how useful is this, really?  have you ever gotten a call from someone’s cellphone when they leave the keypad unlocked and their ass decides to call you?  it sounds like a mashup of turntablism and satinism…

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