Here’s a happy feature story from Shep: The FBI can listen to your conversations even if you’re not on the phone and your mobile is turned off. How? There are little GPS locater devices in all modern cell phones. You can supposedly disable them, but you really can’t.
So, your phone’s turned off and you’re talking to somebody about precious freedoms or whatever and the Feds need to hear this for your prosecution before a military tribunal in Syria, so they use the GPS locater thing to activate the microphone.
True, or just some Fear Propaganda put out on Fox News to keep cranky conservatives in line?