Privacy Advocate at Hacker Conference: NSA Can Use iPhone to Eavesdrop on You, Radar Wave Devices to Pull Information Off Computers

Jacob Appelbaum ast the Chaos Communications Conference in Hamburg


A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency's arsenal of high-tech spy gear.

Independent journalist and security expert Jacob Appelbaum on Monday told a hacker conference in Germany that the NSA could turn iPhones into eavesdropping tools and use radar wave devices to harvest electronic information from computers, even if they weren't online.