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    Texting security

    I had read recently that our phone carriers can read our texts and they actually store iur texts for up to 30 days or longer. Not the record of the text but the actual words. Is that true or is it even legal for them to save and read our texts?

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    Do you mean that you actually expected to have any semblance of privacy in the digital age?

    Privacy is an illusion. The only way you'll ever get real privacy, is to head out into the bush and live as a nomad.

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    Apparently from what I heard and with conversations with a few I know in the call centers (Many are in the philippines) they do store texts for 6 months, they can see the number of characters for each message buts its against the law for them to see the actual messages. The messages can only be unencrypted with a court order.

    Again you can take that for what its worth, there was no reason for this person to lie to me but that doesn't say that someone with a higher paygrade might be able to read the messages.

    Consider the amount of messages that are sent every hour in the country. It must be a huge number. Would take an army just so sort through a small amount of them looking for things. Even with a keyword search program would still be immense.

    If you are concerned then whattsapp, viber and imessage are good ways to communicate and have your messages encrypted end to end with no one able to see them. (supposedly)

    I look at it like Bill C36. Its there, its enforceable but unless you are being a real bad person or a-hole it doesn't come into play for most of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riza View Post
    Consider the amount of messages that are sent every hour in the country. It must be a huge number. Would take an army just so sort through a small amount of them looking for things. Even with a keyword search program would still be immense.

    If you are concerned then whattsapp, viber and imessage are good ways to communicate and have your messages encrypted end to end with no one able to see them. (supposedly)
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    If we talk specifically about technical capabilities, then remember the saying that Google remembers everything? It has long been a reality. Not only texts but also audio and video are remembered. There are special programs for recognizing plagiarism types Usually they are used by students to test their work. How big should the database be in order to find the smallest pieces?This is our reality now and it will be kept in spite of any laws and prostests.

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    everything including this forum is A. on google and B. if the FBI CIA really want to they can listen in, look at, or tap into EVERY SUNGLE DIGITAL communication that you and I do every single minute everyday. i’ve had very connected Tech friends in the US tell me to hold up on some of the stuff i started having fun emailing and texting about in the past telling me that if enough word content crosses detection they go active. it’s how lots of stuff never happens that citizen joe has no clue about. some of the ex military types in here can vouch i’m sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riza View Post
    Apparently from what I heard and with conversations with a few I know in the call centers (Many are in the philippines) they do store texts for 6 months, they can see the number of characters for each message buts its against the law for them to see the actual messages. The messages can only be unencrypted with a court order.

    Again you can take that for what its worth, there was no reason for this person to lie to me but that doesn't say that someone with a higher paygrade might be able to read the messages.

    Consider the amount of messages that are sent every hour in the country. It must be a huge number. Would take an army just so sort through a small amount of them looking for things. Even with a keyword search program would still be immense.

    If you are concerned then whattsapp, viber and imessage are good ways to communicate and have your messages encrypted end to end with no one able to see them. (supposedly)

    I look at it like Bill C36. Its there, its enforceable but unless you are being a real bad person or a-hole it doesn't come into play for most of us.
    Itís called data mining, the government can search key words in all data on your phone, email and social media, by using key words
    I used to think lik yourself millions upon millions of words in emails and texts and voice communication.
    Bottom line it takes to much man power to go after one guy and for what purpose? Better to get a gang that uses underage girls, like the one that was recently busted in Ontario and Quebec.
    Why do think the bad guys encrypt all messages.
    And you can do that letís start shall we.......
    with your see you at 6 confirm 300 dollars, change dollar to roses or R translates to SYA63R

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