Here’s how you can prevent an FBI agent from spying on your communications and spying from your mobile phone:If you’re using a mobile phone to make calls, texts, or video calls, check the “Call Settings” section of your phone’s settings.
It should look like this:It should say “Call settings” and the words “Call only.”
This means that your phone will only accept calls from a certain number and not outgoing calls or outgoing texts.
For instance, if your number is 5-101 and you’ve dialed 911, it will only allow you to call 911 from your phone.
If you use a smartphone or tablet to send text messages, check “Texts” and “Messages” on the “Messaging” section on the phone’s Settings app.
It will look like the image above.
If you’re a member of the armed services or a law enforcement agency, the words should read “Security settings” or “Notify me when a text or call is sent.”
If you are using a desktop computer or mobile phone, it’s probably better to use the “Send Messages” section instead.
It’s called “Send Text” or similar.
Here it should look something like this.
It should read, “Send message.”
You can see the “send message” option in the top right of your mobile or desktop screen.
If it says “Send Message,” the text will be sent to the phone.
To turn off your phone from monitoring the contents of your calls and texts, go to Settings and then “Security.”
If the “Privacy” section says “Turn off my phone monitoring” or if the “Notifications” section is highlighted, it means you don’t want the phone monitoring your phone calls and text messages.
If “Notification” is highlighted in that section, your phone can only receive notifications from other people who have enabled it.
To make sure the phone doesn’t monitor your phone conversations, go into the “Phone Calls” section and turn off the “Auto call detection” feature.
It says, “This will turn off auto call detection.”
The phone shouldn’t hear any calls and will never pick up the call or text from you.
You can turn this feature off at any time.
The FBI is asking members of the public to use their cellphones and other electronic devices to help the FBI track down and prosecute cybercriminals and other criminals.
You’re urged to call the FBI toll-free number at 1-877-411-7825 and follow the prompts to report suspicious activity.
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, which is responsible for protecting the country from cyberattacks, is located at:1805 South Capitol StreetWashington, DC 20036.
You can also follow the latest news in cyberspace at the FBI’s Cyber Command web site.© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.
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