sickiphoneAs smartphones have become de facto computers for some people, they have offered an added advantage of almost being impossible to hack. With the closed off and tightly controlled mobile phone industry of the United States offering a mobile system that has both advanced software impenetrable to significant malware and that is isolated from the rest of the world, American mobile phone users are generally heavily protected from danger behind a wall of mobile security that is generally stronger than it is for smartphone users overseas.

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06cellphone_600Law enforcement’s use of sophisticated cellular tracking techniques to observe suspects before arrest and to build cases against them in criminal cases is building all across the country, and is raising major concern over civil liberties and privacy rights. Existing law is outdated and does not give set guidelines on the use of cellular tracking techniques. Federal wiretap laws are behind the times in passing laws on the use of data to find a person’s location, and guidelines cannot be passed when local laws differ in separate regions of the U.S.
For more than a decade, law enforcement had the technology to match an antenna tower with a cellphone signal so that a cellphone’s location could be tracked to within a radius of 200 yards in urban areas and 20 miles in urban ones. Now, cellular technology is sophisticated enough that its GPS systems can mark a user’s position to within a few dozen yards. Law enforcement can track suspects in real time by having phone companies send signals to a phone that is turned on.

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broken-heartsydney-morning-herald-logo1In a recent story published by the Sydney Morning Herald, BrickHouse Security was cited for its cutting edge technology that allows entangled lovers to investigate their suspicions. Describing the frames of a film that lead to a ravaged spouse, lover, or “friend” tearing apart the house, the article delves into the modern methods of “snooping.”

Secrets are no longer hidden under the mattress or at the bottom of the sock drawer–they are in intricate signals, hard drives, and wires of the much more elusive cell phone. The article mentions BrickHouse’s  Sim Card Spy Elite which allows users to access all SMS text messages that have been stored on the phone’s SIM card, even messages that have been deleted.yhst-81126207287951_2058_34252161

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