As people on reddit have pointed out, there are two problems with this article:

1. It's inaccurate to call them "fake towers" and put up a picture of a tower, because this suggests someone is installing large-scale fake infrastructure. They are actually interception devices that could be quite small and running out of a little room or a vehicle somewhere.

2. The article has rather too many plugs for a particular model of "hardened" Android phone. Someone somewhere has been lazily recycling press releases.

With those two caveats, the concern about someone spying on our cellphones is legit.

posted by ooli: 1604 days ago