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No More Privacy On Your Phone

Updated on June 17, 2013
Will tracking cell phones really catch terrorists?
Will tracking cell phones really catch terrorists? | Source

Verizon and Others

It is wide spread news. It has just been released that Verizon was ordered to turn over all their phone records to government intelligence agencies. It will probably come out that all other communication companies have had to do the same. This all was done legally through the Patriot Act. Millions upon millions of United States citizen's phone records are now in the hands of the United States government.

What does this mean?

Is it right?

The Implications

Your government can now track your every movement. They can listen to your calls. Just consider all the conversations you have had. They may be on a recording and a group of government agents are laughing about the words you are speaking to your mate. Maybe that doesn't bother you, but what about the person who says something like, " I wish my boss would die." The scenario plays out with the boss dying of a freak accident and the person is now the prime suspect because they said those six words.

It could get worse. You are frustrated with the policies of our fearless leader. You say something about wanting Obama out of office. Next thing you know, you are knee deep in a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay. Does Cuba sound like a fun vacation for you?

Let's go even deeper. I am not trying to force a conspiracy theory...Well, actually, maybe I am. The powers that be start using subliminal messages to get you to do what they want. Your neighbor is an extreme activist against the United States government. Subliminally, the government tells you to kill your neighbor. The papers headlines read:

Joe Smith Kills David Doe In Fit Of Rage Over A Boundary Dispute.

All that because you were talking to your Dad for 1/2 hour on your Verizon phone.

What Next?

This activity by our government has mixed feelings. There are Democrats very against it and Republicans for it.

The fact is, our government is going too far.

Yes, I agree we need to protect America, but not at the costs of our rights.

What can you do about this?

If you are a Verizon customer, I would immediately call and see if your phone records were given. I would give them an ultimatum that they broke your contract. There are places that sell simple trac phones. No one will know who is using the phone. Sure, it may be recorded, but it will make it difficult for them to figure out who the owner is, unless you say it on the phone.

All phones can be located through GPS built in the phone. You can disable it by taking the battery out when the phone is not in use.

Last, but not least, write and/or call your State Representatives and tell them you are very much against this invasion of privacy.

Do you agree that the government should be able to have all cell phone records?

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A Founding Father Speaks

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin--February 1775


It amazes me the government keeps trying to take more and more rights away.

They wonder why terrorists try to attack them, but do they not see they are forcing people to do that.

I don't condone the use of violence to solve governmental issues, but some people are finding that violence seems to be the last option.

Don't be apathetic. Don't allow your government to enslave you. They are trying, and many people are allowing it.

Stand up and scream. Don't do business with corporations that will sell you out to the government. It is time to take our country back. It is time!

© G.L. Boudonck


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    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I believe they will listen to calls that have keywords mentioned, such as bomb or kill. No, I don't think that they should be able to just listen to anyone's calls. Where do we draw a line? This is exactly how Hitler and others ended up with so much power. We have to have lines drawn. We can not give up our rights in the name of safety.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Do you really think that they have time to listen to everybody's call, or do they have specific targets? Perhaps they have good reason to listen to some calls.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      You all are correct--we have given freedom away. Be careful what you say and do.

    • Paul Kuehn profile image

      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      5 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Under the Patriot Act, the intelligence agencies of our government have been monitoring telephone calls of any person they deem suspicious of terrorist acts. Uncle Sam is also reading all of our emails and certainly following our posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter. There is no privacy now, because we are still at war with the terrorists. Isn't there a saying that all is fair in love and war? Thanks for sharing this hub. Voted up and sharing.

    • Elias Zanetti profile image

      Elias Zanetti 

      5 years ago from Athens, Greece

      I think that the most worrying aspect is that it's done openly/legally, it's on the news and yet most people seem to accept the situation. Having power and information accumulated in few groups of people is quite dangerous.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      It's all over the news for sure. I thought they said that their just getting records, not taped voices. If they are actually listening in, that is really scary stuff. They said on the news last night that they are looking at records to see who and how long we're on the phone with someone, to spot terrorist's. Times are getting really scary in America. Thanks for the great hub. Hit many buttons and voted up.

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thank you Emily. We must pull together.

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      Emily Sparks 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting read....I fully agree with you! The government goes WAY to far and violates our privacy....and America sits by and watches it happen. We don't have to sit back and be trampled on!


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