The ultimate goal of the surveillance state

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  2. Rmus

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    From the article:
    That brings to mind Apple's latest patent:

    Apple Patents New “Kill Switch” That can cut off your Smartphone from the Net
    http://siliconangle.com/blog/2012/0...hat-can-cut-off-your-smartphone-from-the-net/

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  3. mirimir

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    Can smartphones be virtualized or sandboxed, with external access only to virtual devices?
     
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    Wouldn't that boil down to replacing the smartphone's firmware and booting into something from a trusted (not Apple, not Google, not Microsoft, etc) source? Hoping that none of the remote control features are built into hardware?
     
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    That would be a pretty cool trick.
     
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    The guy makes a lot of stretches in the article. For example saying that Obama care will for some reason lead to a totalitarian state is an absurd suggestion. Our closest allies, United Kingdom, use socialized health care and they are neither totalitarian neither communist. French, Germans, Portugese, Spanish, Italians, etc also all have socialized health care. So does Canada...
     
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