wiredog December 11, 2019 7:56 AM

Yes, the Privacy International that “said in a statement that Mr Davies, aged 63, had stopped working with the group in 2010.”

SpaceLifeForm December 11, 2019 6:07 PM

Apple legal whines that someone found their non-copyrightable number. Then backs off.

It’s an interesting number, BTW.


Jannie December 11, 2019 7:16 PM

I’m having some trouble accessing the link, so maybe this is already addressed…

Is there a guide about how to stop one’s phone from saving or logging anything unless explicitly directed? Maybe a “private” mode, even a TAILS-for-phones?

In my limited experience, phones seem hell-bent on tracking everything. Everyone I’ve called, everyone who’s called me, every web site I visit. Maybe apps cache state locally, maybe not, who knows? I can clear the logs periodically, use Tor Browser, and adjust as many settings as I can find, but it’s hardly easy or foolproof.

Think December 11, 2019 8:07 PM

Looks like a locked iPhone is the big fish here.

So, you may have data (images, contacts, songs, etc) up on the cloud and a good suspicion that these discrete files are on the encrypted phone as well. Sounds like a good place to start a decryption process.

I would imagine that looking for file system commonalities that MUST be on all iPhones would work just as well to initiate a brute force decryption process on a physical memory bit by bit data extraction image.

There is enterprise software that can be preinstalled on iPhones allowing the removal of the PIN Lock code. One wonders if a carrier update via cell service on a locked phone in custody wouldn’t be able to circumvent a passcode as the software update would already posses the required access (it would just need to add the right software changes to perform this function, sort of like use of the trusted installer service from Microsoft to deliver ‘custom’ tailored updates for specific targeted computers. You may also be able to do other things like activate the wireless or Bluetooth radios if they are turned off to access other entry points (with that special update) and attack the phone through wireless means with heretofore unknown zero days.

Cellebrite is starting to look like the EnCase of the cellphone world.

me December 12, 2019 2:25 AM

i asked myself the same thing and i think the answer is a plain NO you can’t set them to some “private mode”.
i have rooted my android phone so i have full access but still it logs everything and i’m not going to mess with the os to clear logs.
what i have done is add a firewall (afwall+) in default-deny mode + editing the hosts file so that i ensure that every piece of information stays on the phone and that no app can “phone home”.
in this way i can install apps that have google analytics or some other bad stuff without caring at all since everything is blocked.

plus i have 0 trust in my phone, no passwords no logins nothing important inside.

Petre Peter December 12, 2019 7:37 AM

Not sure if I’ll ever trust my phone again. Just like Snowden, I feel betrayed by technology.

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