Smartphone camera spying

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Jayman, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. Jayman

    Jayman Member

    How do you take precaution from being spied on through your android or iPhone cameras and microphones... I read the govt can use third parties to spy on you to get around the legal aspect of needing s warrant first. I'm just curious because I'm on felony probation
  2. PenisSurfer

    PenisSurfer Member

    Taking the battery out is one of the only ways.
  3. Demondosage

    Demondosage Member

    use a burner flip phone
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  4. Skull

    Skull Member Supporter

    Stop using that phone an get a throw away phone. One without a camera on it
  5. Jayman

    Jayman Member

    so this is a legitimate concern/possibility/probability?
  6. John Root

    John Root Junior Member

    Electrical tape over the "selfie" lens
  7. grey

    grey Member Supporter

    If you believe you may be under investigation for some reason then yes.

    Pretty much any device that even has a Bluetooth mic in it is fairly simple to use as a remote listening bug without the owner being aware.

    Basically the reverse application of the "car whisperer" concept.

    With a warrant, cooperative phone carrier, or a Stingray the options for LE become endless.