WSJ: US authorities collect the data from the phones of millions of Americans with the help of airplanes




US authorities collect data from mobile phones of millions of Americans, using special equipment, mounted on a small light airplanes Cessna. They make departures from American airports and cover almost the entire territory of the United States.


The corresponding program Bailiff Service implemented since 2007. False communication devices installed on the aircraft Cessna, the flight was performed at least five major airports in the United States.

The equipment operates on the principle of cellular towers telecommunications companies, according to TASS referring to The Wall Street Journal. The objective of this program – to establish the whereabouts of mobile phones persons who are under investigation, including murderers and drug dealers. Such devices are used by the US military and intelligence services, particularly in war zones to search for people suspected of terrorism.

Tracking technology allows the aircraft to locate the suspect up to three meters. In the field of Office does not just criminals but ordinary Americans against whom no accusation.

Authorities can also remotely lock signal from the phone of the suspect and copy data from his staff, including text messages and photos. Said program is another example of the fact that the US authorities are secret surveillance of millions of citizens.

US Justice Department declined to comment on the existence of such a program, claiming that its discussion may provide criminals or foreign states important information about US intelligence capabilities.

Join us at Twitter , VKontakte , Facebook , Google+ or via RSS , to keep abreast of the latest news from the world of Apple, Microsoft and Google.

In: Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [18456 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »

Star Points Scale

Earn points for Asking and Answering Questions!

Grey Sta Levelr [1 - 25 Grey Star Level]
Green Star Level [26 - 50 Green Star Level]
Blue Star Level [51 - 500 Blue Star Level]
Orange Star Level [501 - 5000 Orange Star Level]
Red Star Level [5001 - 25000 Red Star Level]
Black Star Level [25001+ Black Star Level]