The Convergence of the ‘Glenn Greenwald Left’ and the ‘Alex Jones Right’
I see more of a market for these things among Iphone thieves — do they call that a “hot pocket?” — a reprise article from a week ago.
On Monday, a link circulated through Twitter about a new product that capitalizes on the current anti-government, anti-NSA paranoia.
The product is an iPhone accessory called the OFF Pocket. The manufacturer claims that if we stash our phones inside an OFF Pocket it can block NSA operatives from eavesdropping on us via “radio waves in the 2.4GHz spectrum.” The inventor claims that it takes too long to turn off our phones (or, apparently, to enable the Airplane Mode) so, hence, the OFF Pocket tricks NSA spies into thinking our phones are turned off when they’re really not.
I hope they make one in silver fabric. You know, to match the tinfoil hats.
But wait a second. I heard on The Young Turks and elsewhere that NSA can eavesdrop on us even if our phones are turned off. Evidently there’s a way for NSA to use our phones as a listening device, and it’s totally going to use it against you personally. So this OFF Pocket thing is pretty much useless.
Seriously, anyone who buys a special iPhone cozy that blocks NSA spy-beams doesn’t get to make fun of Alex Jones any more.