Cellular eavesdropping

Another sign of the times - according to an opinion published by NY District Judge Lewis Kaplan, the FBI has the legal power to remotely activate a cell phone to listen to nearby conversations.

Of course, this implies that they have the technical power to do the same.

Food for thought, certainly.

Addendum: Blogger Lauren Weinstein offers us details on how a cell phone might be used as a bug.

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