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British drug dealers switching from iPhone to Nokia 8210 to avoid police surveillance
Traffickers in English Birmingham stopped using iPhone and appealed to the usual “dialer” to avoid shadowing police reports Gearmix. According to a source in the British press, the most popular model among drug dealers is the Nokia 8210, as it is quite petite and very long battery holds a charge.
Logic British offenders fairly obvious: smart phones are much more vulnerable to tampering and manipulation. Thanks to the Internet connection and GPS-module they are able to reveal much more information about where a person is, the more primitive cellular triangulation. Also caught in the hands of the police will give iPhone a lot more data about their owners than a regular phone. And it is not difficult to imagine that the newly formed National Agency for the fight against crime in the UK is actively engaged in hacking dragdilerskih smartphones.
Of course, the transition to a “dialer” is not a panacea: conventional police tactics such as cellular geolocation and wiretapping in no way connected with what the machine uses an object of observation – they work with almost all means of communication.
In January, a former US intelligence officer Edward Snowden admitted that refused to use the iPhone. Forced to hide from his former colleagues in Russia, Snowden fears that US intelligence agencies can calculate its precise location through the technique of Apple.
Former NSA employee also told about the surveillance of the owners of Apple-smartphone, which carries out the UK Government Communications Centre (GCHQ). Previous publications have pointed out that US intelligence agencies have used certain vulnerability to bypass the security controls for mobile applications.
According to Snowden, the British government intelligence agencies failed to crack the iPhone, so they can get all the information from the phone while you sync your device with your computer. Other methods allow GCHQ to monitor specific user, specify the desired smartphone in various services on the unique identifier iOS-devices (UDID).
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