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The iPhone maker is working on a new way to prevent governments and spy actors from knowing who sent what messages with encryption.
Could a domestic agency or maybe even the Russians be spying on the cellphones of Prime Minister Trudeau or any other lawmaker? What about the CBC?
Every few seconds, your phone transmits information about your location and antenna status to cell towers in the area. Devious hooligans can siphon traffic and spoof protocols to steathily record your phone’s data.
The Department of Homeland Security has a different way of collecting lots of data: essentially sending a flying “stingray” (also called a “dirtbox”) to act as a cell tower and track phone owners’ locations and general identifying attributes.
Not as insidious as the former method, but these “dirtboxes” have been [...]