Back in 2008, Shia Labeouf went on Leno to press his government-is-watching-me thriller Eagle Eye, and shared a couple tidbits from the film’s FBI consultant that are drawing some serious attention now over 5 years later.
While discussing government surveillance, Shia was told that the government can hack your “ADT box microphone to get the stuff that’s going on in your house, or they can use OnStar to shut your car down.” Then came the kicker:
“one in five phone calls which you make are recorded and logged…and I laughed at him, and then he played back a phone conversation I had two years prior to joining the picture.”
Pretty scary, and that was 5 years ago. Even scarier, this was pretty much confirmed following the recent Boston Marathon bombings by Tim Clemente, a former FBI counter-terrorism agent who told CNN:
“there’s a way to look at digital communications in the past. I can’t go into detail of how that’s done or what’s done….I can tell you that no digital communication is secure. So these communications will be found out, the conversation will be known.”
Still pretending like this whole NSA mess is a BIG surprise?