Who is Mr. Edward Snowden and why do you care?
Mr. Snowden is former CIA employee, and former government contractor who leaked classified information from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013. His information leak revealed numerous global surveillance programs.
The 29 years old Snowden revealed to BBC that UK intelligence agency GCHQ has the ability to hack into smartphones via a simple SMS (text message). According to Mr. Snowden the access is gained by sending an encrypted text message and can be used for things like truing on the camera to take pictures or simply listening to conversations.
Mr. Snowden shares that GCHQ had named their smartphone hacking tools after the Smurfs: [Read the rest of this entry…]