Monday October 21, 2019
Bugging, hacking and insidious power
This device is designed to show when you have an incoming phone call. It lights up even before your mobile starts to ring. It will flash so long as the call continues. The upshot of this is that it's possible to detect phone traffic in your home. It doesn't detect your neighbours' phones.

For several years now this device has been flashing on a regular basis in my home. It flashes when I get up to go to the bathroom in the night. It flashes when I roll over in bed. It flashes when I walk across a creaky floor. Yet I put my phone inside a metal box. Then I put that box in another box; and I put that box in the basement.

Quite clearly it is detecting radio traffic inside my house that is not generated by me. In other words I'm being bugged.

So how is this possible? I'm not a terrorist. I'm not a criminal. There would be no way a warrant would be issued allowing someone to enter my home and bug it.

Well the answer is complicated but just to take one example items sent through the post to me are being intercepted and devices are being inserted inside them.

This sounds paranoid. If you think it is: explain this? Since the Labour Party Conference gave my click tax resolution more than half a million votes, the flashing has stopped. It doesn't happen any more.

Clearly click tax is now closely identified with the Labour Party and surveillance would be seen to be hostile not just to me but to Labour.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote a Sherlock Holmes story called 'The Dog That Didn't Bark In the Night'. Sometimes when the dog doesn't bark (or the light doesn't flash) you learn a lot. click to see: MI5 shows it lacks intelligence and memory

Dirty tech: but it works.

Vintage phone lights the bulb when it rings.
Posted by Jonathan Brind.
Monday October 21, 2019