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How a Hacker Intercepted FBI and Secret Service Calls With Google Maps

How a Hacker Intercepted FBI and Secret Service Calls With Google Maps | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it

easy to Earlier this week, Bryan Seely, a network engineer and one-time Marine, played me recordings of two phone calls (embedded below.) The calls were placed by unwitting citizens to the FBI office in San Francisco and to the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. Neither the callers nor the FBI or Secret Service personnel who answered the phone realized that Seely was secretly recording them. He used Google Maps to do it.

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If a hacker can get at FBI and Secret Service Calls, how easy do you think it might be to get to your individual unprotected calls.

 

Technology might provide benefits to people, but it can also pose headaches.  Too many tools exist to track your spouse, girlfriend, husband, or anyone you want to stalk.

 

Not a pretty thought is it?

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ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, March 1, 2014 3:09 AM

This is interesting on a number of levels.  I would think intercepting calls to federal agencies might be a wiretap violation of some kind.  The path described gets around any defenses the agencies in question had in place.  Commercial software is full of backdoors and weaknesses that make it impossible to rely on it to prevent compromise of data.  Then again, commercial software is what we all must use and we want it cheap and fast.

Jennifer VanOpdorp's curator insight, April 9, 2014 2:26 PM

google maps has these loopholes that have existed for years that allow hackers to set up fake phone numbers for businesses listed on google maps. The numbers go indirectly to the agency they're trying to contact, but through the hacker. By not verifying the information that is entered onto their system, Google is allowing this to happen.

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TV news team falls for Facebook doppelgänger scam

TV news team falls for Facebook doppelgänger scam | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it
Fake profiles of Baltimore media pros spread spam links, ask friends for money.
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Facebook scams exist and no one is immune.  Fake profiles, spammed links,  asking friends for money, spreading dangerous links.    Technology can be your friend or your worst enemy.  It's easy to fake an account or even a popular website in order to get you to order something and put in your credit card information and address.

 

You need to be aware of technology and all of its various dangers.  You can't protect yourself if you don't know what the dangers you're exposed to are.

 

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Modern relationships made, marred, mended by technology - Phys.Org

Modern relationships made, marred, mended by technology - Phys.Org | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it
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In many ways, technology has been a savior for the MacDonalds and their three children, Kendall, Mitchell and Fiona.
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What does technology and Facebook do to us?  What happens to kids with all this technology?  Is it a good thing or a bad thing?  Read about Lia and Will and see what happens when technology intervenes at different parts in their relationship.  See how children are affected!  Great Article!

 

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Wevorce :: Turning every divorce amicable. Offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Boise...and online.

Wevorce :: Turning every divorce amicable. Offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Boise...and online. | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it
Divorce mediation backed by technology. Help with child custody, divorce papers and legal forms while staying out of divorce court.
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Wevorce gets some Techcrunch press but is it because of the money?

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How to install cell phone spy tracking application

How to install cell phone spy tracking application
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More and more cell phone tracking and spying applications are being using  to track boyfriends, girlfriends, ex-spouses, current spouses and even children.  They are becoming more an more prevalent in divorce proceedings as "somehow" spouses immediately know where the other spouse is, what he or she is doing and what has been said in their conversations or obtain copies of photographs they have taken or received.  

 

While the person doing this might feel empowered, smart, like an undercover agent as the theme music suggests ( which was probably illegally used and subjects the user to possible jailtime and $250,000 in fines and loss of any profits for advertising a product using copyrighted theme musice) the price could be a costly one.

 

If you don't own the phone personally or you don't have permission to put such a product on another person's phone, then installation of software no matter how small on someone elses phone may subject you to new digital rights laws or prohibiting you from digital evesdropping or wiretapping under state or federal laws.  If caught you could be subject to a substantial fine, penalties and in some cases jailtime with a permanent criminal record.

 

Though emotions run high when feelings are involved.  Make sure you have the right to do what you're doing and act with a level head.  One stupid mistake simply because it seems to be advocated by a 2 minute Youtube video could cost you .... BIG TIME!

 

Many of these things are illegal in many states just like tapping into your neighbors phone line is likely to be illegal just about everywhere.  Think first!

 

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R.I. state trooper testifies: Barrington officer ‘wiped’ seized phone from afar

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PROVIDENCE — It is a thoroughly 21st-century case: a Barrington police officer, accused of harassing his former wife through text messages, allegedly activated a kind of electronic eraser — bought at a...
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This is just another example of how technology can be used to get evidence or erase it.  In this case it is alleged that a police officer was harrassing his ex-wife making her fearful for her life and the life of her children and that in the course of the police officer being arrested for the harassment of his ex-wife and threats to go back to court and get custody of the children that he refused to surrender his cellular phone to police and then spent $29.99 to obtain a program from Verizon to erase his cellular phone and potentially damaging information remotely even while the phone was in the possession of police authorities.

 

People need to know how hard it is to prosecute computer crimes and harassment by technology when such devices and software exist to do these kind of things.  There are more than a few people who are willing to hi-jack, hack, break-in, download, wipe or break into comptuer networks to get at your information in an attempt to terrorize you, know your whereabouts, follow you, harass you, etc.... People with money to hire these people or with contacts who owe them favors who have a grudge to grind against an ex-spouse have ample resources in today's technology market to make your life hell in a divorce or as a result of a family related matter or unresolved feelings or issues.

 

Technology is itself both a blessing and a curse for those people who don't keep themselves protected and informed.

 

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Cheating Husband Caught Out By Facebook Photo

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‘Is this your husband?’ has never made so many women nervous. Two unsuspecting men have been outed for cheating thanks to a Facebook photograph that went viral.
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Facebook and other social medial networks are now playing a huge role in families and the court system.  


It doesn't matter what you think folks.  Nothing is private.  It's not truly private on your computer, on internet servers, on Facebook or even in train cars by men and women who have scruples and aren't going to let a spouse sit back and take the hidden cheating anymore.


Wherever you are someone has a cell phone or some other device that is likely to have a camera / camcorder built in.


Technology is simple and complex all at the same time and no place is safe if they are cheating, beating, abusing, kidnapping, hijacking, robbing, etc....   So beware people, the world is watching.


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Best Way to Track Cheating Spouse, Cell Phone Tracking , Track Cell Phone Location

http://www.HighsterMobiles.com An Android GPS app, often called Android tracking-location apps, is a small software application that is installed on any cell...
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This man says it has been a great help to him in his marriage.  Perhaps I missed something.  Aren't marriages built on foundations of "trust?"  I can tell you that mine is!  I don't think that having the ability to track your spouse's cell phone is not a big plus to a marriage.

 

Is it like a deterent such as the criminal laws where 2 DWI's /DUI's are an automatic loss of license and fine in some states... so don't do it?  Hmm.. that really isn't the best way to conduct a marriage in my humble opinion but clearly they are ways to track cel phones if you want to find out what your spouse is up to and he or she has given you reason not to trust their fidelity.

 

I must say that knowing something about what is going on factually and not simply accusing a spouse of an affair is certainly a better way to go about it, but it's best to make absolutely sure you KNOW your spouse has cheated on you before confronting him or her about it.

 

Still, I'd rather see marriages remain strong and healthy and though you really need to know sometimes, I advocate avoiding these methods unless something is really going wrong and you have good reason to suspect that your spouse is being unfaithful.

 

Yet most important of all you should make sure that the cel phone tracking that you plan to do is legal in your state or between whatever states it might occur in (including federal law) before you do it.

 

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How To Track People By Their Cell Phones

http://waysandhow.com/ In this age of technology and modern gadgets, locating people is no longer just the stuff of science fiction or something only the big...
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This is an interesting and dangerous video.  Why do I say dangerous? Because the video focuses on the possible positive aspects of the tracking technology rather than considering the very dangerous aspects.  In divorce cases it would be all too easy for one spouse to tracking other spouse and literally stalk them.  Stalking someone in a divorce proceeding may well be illegal in many states.  What many spouses in a divorce don't understand is that their spouse still has a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding where they are and what they are doing.  This reasonable expectation of privacy may be protected by various laws and case law.  

 

This type of video is dangerous because it allows males or females to potentially track someone that they are interested in who may not want their attention.  Additionally since most young people today also have cellular phones it is very easy for a pedophile or sexual deviant to get the cell phone number of a small child or adolescent and victimize them by following them to a deserted place and deducting them or taking advantage of them.

 

Technology and cellular phones with all their bells and whistles maybe very enjoyable, but they come with their hidden dangers as well.  Parents and soon-to-be ex-spouses need to be aware of these dangers in order to protect themselves.  Children also need to be instructed on the dangers relating to cellular phones and parents need to do whatever can be done with their cellular provider in order to protect the child.

 

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Will The MicroChip Technology Protect You From Threat?

Will The MicroChip Technology Protect You From Threat? | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it
What should you be looking for in a credit card? Rewards? High credit limit? Or, are security features the future of credit card decision making (Will The MicroChip Technology Protect You From Threat?
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Identity theft can happen online, from a a store, by a friend, by a spouse, by a child or by hackers.  Credit card companies are constantly finding ways to try to stop thieves from stealing your identity and your funds not only with credit cards but with banks as well who pass the cost along to consumers.

 

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Kate Gosselin dumps wiretapping lawsuit against ex - SheKnows.com

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Kate Gosselin just dropped ex-husband Jon Gosselin from her multi-million dollar wiretapping lawsuit.
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Many of the details are left out here.  What are the details?  Was it a criminal offense as well?  Why let her ex-husband off the hook?  Was this illegal or simply a civil invasion of privacy?  Is this just a teaser to get you to come back to the website?

 

Why are so many details missing?  I have 10 times the number of questions than the answers that are provided here.  

 

A good rule of thumb is to always read an article and then ask all the questions that would answer Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How!  Often times you'll find there are 5 or more of each question for the article with ZERO answers from the article.

 

What constitutes wiretapping?  Where did it occur? When did it occur?  How did it occur?  Who did What?  Was it a telephone?  A landline?  A cellular phone?  Was a parabolic microphone used to listen to calls in the house?  Was it via skype?  Or maybe Vonage?  If it was via any form of internet transmission then might it be hacking?

 

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Wevorce Gets $1.7 Million To Use Technology To Make Divorce Less Messy | TechCrunch

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Divorce is known for bringing out the worst in people. And while ending a marriage is never going to be painless, the people at a startup called Wevorce..
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Will Wevorce make a difference?  I don't know.  Apparently they have technology but then again so do I.  I'm a solo practitioner with no staff so I have to maximize technology for my clients and for myself.  I can type 75 words a minute but it's still not as fast as I can dictate.  Do I have a secretary!  Yup, he's called Mike and he sits a out two inches from the right corner of my mouth and he's the powerhouse of my "staff"  he's who I dictate too and I don't have to wait 30 minutes for him to type up a dictated tape.  He does it right on my screen right in front of my eyes.  This way my client's only get paid for actual legal preparation time and not typing time.  My mind creates and the software types and they don't pay for any secretary. 

 

Wevorce uses technology so they say they can concentrate on the people and not worry about the documents.  That is a great concept and it is one I agree with whole heartedly.  Yet they mention that the average divorce costs around $27,000 and Wevorce costs only about one-third of that.  Sorry Wevorce, handle most of my divorces for less than your one-third.

 

Automation is great.  I have it in spades at the cost of my own time but not the client's pocket.  I took my own time to create a questionnaire that I've been using for years.   I email it to my clients to fill out.  When the client sends it back with the answers filled in I just open the document I need and have it fill in the form with their data.  Voila' faster than a speeding bullet!

 

I clearly understand that this woman in the video on the first page is the founder and I understand what she went through.  I've been through a divorce though much more amicable.  I've helped thousands through their divorces and when it's possible to be amicable and cost effective.... and yes... even cheap... then I do it that way because that is what is best for the people involved.

 

Wevorce may be a different setup but the concept has been here as long as caring lawyers have been around.  This young lady blames the damage caused to her family on "the system."  Here is where we may diverge at times.

 

Yes, the court process can be slow, sometimes people don't think it's fair, sometimes it's overcrowded and judges are overburdened, sometimes lawyers are out to create conflict to make more money and that is probably what this woman sees.... but people all too often try to escape their own personal responsibility in a divorce and they blame, they seethe, they are angry, resentfuly, bitter, vindictive, have to have the last word, feel entitled, betrayed, and they want to get even.  

 

People often cause their own bitterness of their divorce.  They dwell on things.  They forget the child.  They become poor parents, poor role-models for their children and pathetic human beings.  It is many of these people who just can't let go of things that cause divorces to go on and on and on wasting their lives and their money all to win something that can't be won.

 

Technology means very little in a divorce case in the big picture.  The people in the case and those guiding them are the ones that make all the difference.  If you're a divorce lawyer and you know your job and care about your clients and not your own pocket then you are a good guide for those people who rely on you.  If you're a person who has been through a bad divorce and you see all your mistakes and learn from them and you have some counseling skills then you might be the perfect guide to lead someone through the process emotionally.

 

Responsibility for bad divorces needs to be allocated to where it is appropriate.  In the same way you don't blame a dog for snapping at a person when the person has been whacking the poor dog with a stick for an hour, you don't blame the system if the divorcing parties simply have been at each other's throats for 35 years and they are just continuing to do the same thing in a divorce proceeding.

 

It all comes down to knowledgeable, caring people.  Wevorce is my practice repackaged as a technological wonder solution that seems to suggest that technology will take away the adversarial system, the angst, the feelings, etc....    

 

Personally, I'm all for every divorce being amicable but in my humble opinion it all comes down to people, not technology.

 

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Here's How To Make It Really Hard For The NSA To Listen To Your Calls

Here's How To Make It Really Hard For The NSA To Listen To Your Calls | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it
There's no way to completely protect your phone calls from the government. But you can get close.
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This article provides a fantastic overview about the NSA but if you think it's just about the NSA then you are kidding yourself.  An angry spouse, soon to be ex-spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, former sexual partner or a stalker might as well be the NSA.  They might not have quite the resources as the NSA and then again they just might.  You might be shocked to find out what is and what isn't really protected when it comes to your calls.

 

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4 Reasons to Use a Digital Recorder Instead of a Smartphone

4 Reasons to Use a Digital Recorder Instead of a Smartphone | Technology - Cheating, Tracking, Harassment, Divorce and More | Scoop.it
A smartphone function, such as voice recording, will pale in comparison to a dedicated hardware device with firmware designed to record and edit a voice record, such as the Olympus America Inc.'s Digital Voice Recorder DS-7000, reports Sean Doherty...
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This is one of the best articles I have seen in a long time which brings common sense to the surface with an integration of law.  Not only does this make sense in divorce and abuse cases such as the ones I deal with in Rhode Island but it makes sense in EVERY instance where you might want to make a recording of audio or video.  The very fact of using a smart phone may subject you to having your information disclosed.  It is just amazing how it makes such a HUGE difference to use another NON-SMARTPHONE DEVISE verus using a smartphone.

 

This is a must-read for anyone who is considering recording ANYTHING that they potentially might not want to disclose or to protect in a legal case.

 

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how to spy on text messages free

http://spy-sms.com SPY SMS software is the next generation of smartphone spy software. It allows you to monitor sms activities of a particular target cell ph...
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A written trail of an infidelity in a divorce is one of the best ways to prove an infidelity in a court of law other thanf the person's voice if you can identify it.  Typically the infidelity is not seen by anyone or admitted by the spouse.  Most people think their texts are private when in fact they can be accessed in many ways very easily.  

 

Keep in mind this thought.... nothing is really private anymore.  Note, that you shouldn't do any of this unless you are sure it is legal in your jurisdiction.

 

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