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Mystery cell-phone towers found across US


Posted on Friday, 5 September, 2014 | Comment icon 58 comments

Who is behind the mystery cell phone towers ? Image Credit: PD - Ellin Beltz
Privacy concerns were raised this week after it was revealed that the towers had no known operators.
News reports have indicated that the masts may be capable of connecting to telephones and bypassing their encryption, suggesting that they might have been set up by hackers or spies looking to tap in to phone conversations or text messages.

More than a dozen of the mysterious towers have been identified at sites across the United States but so far nobody has been able to determine when and how they were set up or by whom.
"What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases," said phone technology expert Les Goldsmith. "Whose interceptor is it? Who are they, that’s listening to calls around military bases? Is it just the U.S. military, or are they foreign governments doing it?"

The discovery of the towers has been heavily criticized by privacy activists.

"Law enforcement is seeming to suggest that these phony towers are the brainchild of hackers and data thieves – and that means cell phone users around the nation need to realize their so-called private conversations are vulnerable," said author Cheryl Chumley.

Source: WND.com | Comments (58)


Tags: Cell Phone, Towers, United States, Privacy


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #49 Posted by Dr Hu Dunnit on 10 September, 2014, 14:28
Here is another article about them. I would think if it wasn't the US government using them and they are near military bases then seems like they would take them down. In this article they say the NSA doesn't need towers to spy on us. The cops would use them, though. http://finance.yahoo...-162645809.html Precisely. If they were a concern they would be down already.
Comment icon #50 Posted by Dr Hu Dunnit on 10 September, 2014, 14:32
I saw this in a tv program a few years back about our government waisting money. Those roads/bridges are build in recent times. Here is a dok that costed about 200 million euro, and it has ever been officially opened. In 98 they digged a new one. G]http://i59.tinypic.com/zn2a8x.jpg[/img] A shiplift never used since there are no ships passing.. A road and bridge that leads nowhere. And many more like these. There is even a 16 km long channel Bossuit-Kortrijk who was widened in the 70ties, with ultra-modern shiplifts, who are till this day manned with workers. And there passes hardly one ship a ... [More]
Comment icon #51 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 10 September, 2014, 14:45
I saw this in a tv program a few years back about our government waisting money. Those roads/bridges are build in recent times. Here is a dok that costed about 200 million euro, and it has ever been officially opened. In 98 they digged a new one. G]http://i59.tinypic.com/zn2a8x.jpg[/img] A shiplift never used since there are no ships passing.. A road and bridge that leads nowhere. And many more like these. There is even a 16 km long channel Bossuit-Kortrijk who was widened in the 70ties, with ultra-modern shiplifts, who are till this day manned with workers. And there passes hardly one ship a ... [More]
Comment icon #52 Posted by bubblykiss on 11 September, 2014, 0:22
In Phoenix it took several long years to fund a long leg of our freeway system. Initially they built a series of 8 or so bridges on the Pima Nation. Just giant bridges over little 4 lane streets in the middle of farm land. Those lonely bridges stood unconnected to anything for around 5 or 6 years.
Comment icon #53 Posted by Stubbly_Dooright on 12 September, 2014, 17:39
You know, I thought I noticed a second cell tower looking like it was put up half hazardly next to another, while traveling back home a couple of days ago. That got my notice. By Arkitecht: I seriously doubt that "Hackers"are behind this.Where would they get funds to build cell towers across the country?Thats not cheap or easy.But if people who are in the military need to have a real private network,there goes your answer right there.It's more secure that way.Im not positive of this,just my opinion.Plus, if it's hackers, how did they put them up without anyone noticing? I'm thinking, where ide... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by Quaentum on 12 September, 2014, 20:56
Of course if the construction permits for the towers were examined it would show what company put them up.
Comment icon #55 Posted by DieChecker on 13 September, 2014, 4:51
Bears repeating.... The guy who discovered this said there is no actual fake cell towers, the cell towers are virtual, done with a laptop, or a server box, which could be in a backroom of a McDonalds, or in a person's home, or in the back of a car.
Comment icon #56 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 14 September, 2014, 7:53
In Phoenix it took several long years to fund a long leg of our freeway system. Initially they built a series of 8 or so bridges on the Pima Nation. Just giant bridges over little 4 lane streets in the middle of farm land. Those lonely bridges stood unconnected to anything for around 5 or 6 years. We have a few of them here in Queensland as one, one in my local area was (and still is) known as the Road to No Where, it was meant to be part of an industrial estate, and then one of the cyclical recessions "that we had to have" hit, and the estate stopped growing until a few years back.
Comment icon #57 Posted by Wondering Soul on 14 September, 2014, 11:42
If you don't have anything to hide why worry about them. UNLESS its some sort of mind control tower and makes us all buy apple products
Comment icon #58 Posted by Sucellos on 15 September, 2014, 6:07
If you don't have anything to hide why worry about them. UNLESS its some sort of mind control tower and makes us all buy apple products I dont see why they should put towers to controll minds. They have already an abundance of opportunities trough the media. Its so easy to control what we should buy, how we should act, Or who we have to worship.... Even who is our enemy...... Day in day out we are bombarded with such information.


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