Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bugging the president

No wonder there was so much fuss at the end of last year about whether or not senior government officials should carry electronic devices. The Economist reports some of the risks ( For example, it's easy to use the built-in GPS to locate people. A bit more worrying is that there's software out there on the internet that can turn on a cell phone microphone without the owner being aware - and that pretty much turns the phone we carry in our pocket into a bugging device!

"I know I'm paranoid, I just don't know whether I'm paranoid enough!" :)