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Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:28

Suspicious D.C. cellular activity suggests illegal monitoring

Written by  CBS News

As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S.

officials are being monitored by a foreign entity.

The issue was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon, but a source at telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the spike in suspicious activity to CBS News.

ESD America, hired preemptively for a DHS pilot program this January called ESD Overwatch, first noticed suspicious activity around cell phone towers in certain parts of the capital, including near the White House. This kind of activity can indicate that someone is monitoring specific individuals or their devices.

DHS confirmed the pilot program but did not comment on the suspicious activity.

“The Overwatch system is part of a 90-day pilot that was initiated on January 18, 2017,” the agency said in a statement. “The Overwatch System is managed by DHS, through ESD America Inc., a defense and law enforcement technology provider that provides technical security assistance to government and corporate clients.”

According to the ESD America source, the first such spike of activity was in D.C.

Read more at CBS News
Last modified on Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:37

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The Russians?!!!?!

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Ditto Ronald. The NSA spyies on all of us but according to James Clapper...Not wittingly.

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(Updated: March 17, 2017)

For the thousandth time the NSA spies on all American's....The DOD had my information for 37 years, and when they gave it to hackers, they simply told me..."it sucks to be you"! Your government does NOT care about your privacy...period!

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You can say and do what they want, we all know Obama did this. He is nothing but a coon dog of the biggest kind.

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Surely someone has cell phone video of Obama climbing a cell phone tower so we can finally throw him in a jail cell.

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Yrag Werdna Xuaedobiht Written by Yrag Werdna Xuaedobiht
March 17, 2017
Obama has enough of the dumbed down blind mass of white snowflakes to praise and worship him and will climb the tower themselves!

So is this where they blame the russians again when it's really the cia?

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