At 07:21 AM 12/2/2006, Perry E. Metzger wrote:


   The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic
   surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a
   mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby

BTW, its easy to thwart this, even without removing the battery as recommended: just place a shorted jack into the phone's mic/headset plug. These plug's use an physical-electrical contact switching method to shunt the audio so the software AFAIK can route around it.

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