You Are a Rogue Device

A New Apparatus Capable of Spying on You Has Been Installed Throughout Downtown Seattle. Very Few Citizens Know What It Is, and Officials Don’t Want to Talk About It.

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1) Starbucks knows where half the smartphones in Seattle are right at this moment. Every Seattleite is nearly always within range of several WiFi access points that could theoretically be used to track us. Any agency with access to data from these thousands of WiFi networks could conceivably track our movements. I doubt SPD could do such a thing, but would anyone be surprised if the NSA could do it?

2) We'd all love free citywide WiFi, right? If we got it, that network would have all the same potential tracking abilities as SPD's mesh network.

3) If you want the Internet in your pocket, somebody is always going to know where you are. There is no way around it. The public definitely deserves more information about these networks, but the threat of someone tracking your smartphone should not be new or shocking to anyone.
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I cannot believe you all are griping about proofreading as we keep losing more and more freedoms. Get a grip, people!
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These boxes are in my little town of Port Angeles. I plan on talking to police chief and mayor to let them know this is not acceptable. I will also inform everyone I can about these spy boxes as well as all the other corrupt activity that seems to be so previlent in these troubling times we find ourselves in today. It is time for clear minded folk to take up the cause and reveal the truths that will set us free. Are you ready to die for freedom or will you roll over and play dead as the wolf tears out and eats your inards. As for me I will defend my right to life, liberty and happiness to the death.
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NICE WORK!!!!

http://rt.com/usa/seattle-mesh-network-d…

I normally come here to debate your social policies but you guys have been doing a lot of great work on calling out the police and their overreaching the past couple years. The libertarian in me is heartened by the common ground we share.
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Oh for fucks sake Seattle City Government! Can't you just go back to making our streets safer by increasing police patrols in both downtown Seattle and our neighborhoods. This is not what many of us taxpayers want. We want more patrols! It works. So do that.
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Its all becoming a monoply and we will become good little soldiers except for the few outcast...
There is a Hell to shun and a Heaven to gain thru Jesus Christ. Look for Him while He may be found!
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It won't be long that someone will get out their 'handy dandy' sniper rifle and from under cover take one of these mounted units out and all will be diclosed.
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Sounds like more journoterrorist work to me, spreading of five year old information as if it happened yesterday, bullshit mixing of words as if the the pressure sensing network in the asses fault so that you are stuck waiting at red light for 2 & 1/2 minutes while no cross traffic is passing, that's been around since what, late 60s or the living 70s?

Police dept doesn't need permission to read your texts and they don't need to listen to your conversation nor hear the words to know the jist of your conversation (who knows why the nsa is all about that) the police only care that you not committing crimes but your either too stupid to understand because you belief propaganda like this journoterrorist article or else you are in on it, believe or not they know more or less the topic of your conversations just by the transmission patterns.

The FBI is there to protect you from weasels like reporters, crooked authority figure, and techies who are too smart and too dumb/abusive to or just plain male to not shoot, short shot themselves in the ignorant ugly feets foot root.
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1) Utility-pole boxes and highway boxes are are lucrative cost plus programs designed to ensnare every RF engineer and RF-capable company in secrecy agreements, hence the dizzying variety of utility-pole boxes

2) The utility-pole boxes all have dual functions, one declared and one clandestine. Utility workers will readily discuss the declared function, which is often to uplink residential utility meters, water, electricity and natural gas and often may not know about the secondary (actually primary) clandestine use.

3) The undeclared clandestine function is cleverly designed to keep everyone's mouth shut, which is tracking sex offenders by the RF emissions of their vehicles and cell phones. And as expected, a high concentration of utility-pole boxes will be found around parks, community centers and schools, but their equally high density concentrations around government buildings, utility installations and after highway on ramps and at highway off ramps belies the sex offender premise, pointing to program creep.

Program Creep:
Here's the catch: once in place, there's nothing to prevent program creep from extending the surveillance to everyone with criminal records or everyone who denounces NSA overreach or even everyone all the time.
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It should be noted that iOS 8 - apple's forthcoming operating system for iPhones being released in September - randomizes the MAC address during every wifi scan .... so you will no longer be able to be tracked if you have an iPhone running iOS8.

This is a blow to the wifi tracking industry - it is huge, many retail stores are tracking your paths, for instance.
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It should be noted that iOS 8 - apple's forthcoming operating system for iPhones being released in September - randomizes the MAC address during every wifi scan .... so you will no longer be able to be tracked if you have an iPhone running iOS8.

This is a blow to the wifi tracking industry - it is huge, many retail stores are tracking your paths, for instance.
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Very very good stuff!
Thanks a lot!
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I think it's very cool post!

My thanks to author...