Science fiction concepts of the government watching every little thing you do and listening to every little thing
you say appear to be coming true, according to Edward Snowden's releases. Imagine it's possible NSA agents may be listening to you and may decide to snap some photos of you on your own iPhone from some remote office in Alexandria, Virginia, where the CIA central offices are located. Worse yet, unethical feds could dial numbers you never dialed and set you up for legal problems on your own iPhone. The reasoning for this could be as simple as after all you have an iPhone. NSA has developed software for backdoor access to iPhones, reports PC World on Dec. 31, 2013.
According to a report by the German magazine Der Spiegel, as far back as 2008 the U.S. National Security Agency was developing a software implant for Apple iPhones which allowed the agency to take almost total control of the device, including retrieving text messages and voicemail and remotely turning on its microphone and camera. This implant, which was code-named DROPOUTJEEP, was “in development” and
was initially intended for “close access”installation on a phone, with remote installation in the works for a future release. Other capabilities of DROPOUTJEEP include remotely pushing and pulling files from an iPhone, retrieving the phone’s contact list and identifying the device’s location.
Apple insists it did not work with NSA to create the iPhone backdoor program, reports The Guardian. In fact Apple says it never had any knowledge of a National Security Agency tool to hack into iPhones after newly-released documents from Snowden showed the iPhone was targeted by the spying agency.
Well, now that it's been becoming perfectly clear that NSA and the other U.S. intelligence agencies have absolutely no interest in the privacy rights of Americans and other basic democratic values, the nature of doing big business and consumerism in the now clearly recognized American fascist police state has changed dramatically. You should be careful where you purchase your iPhones and other devices, and who you alllow to handle them.