ok, this is me using common sense here with Snowden and flight Flight 370, the missing Malaysian flight. Now Snowden said “They can turn on an App and tap into your Smart phone even when the BATTERY IS OUT” He said it, the video below is a reminder of the interview. Now, if the NSA for example can track you or I 10,000 miles away, 20,000 miles away with a phone powered off or with no battery in it, HOW ON EARTH CAN’T THEY TRACK FLIGHT 370! What Snowden said and using common sense and logic, we see clearly, 100% that this flight, crashed or not could and would have been monitored till it crashed or till it landed. I think it’s a VERY fair assumption to say, flight 370 is a black ops operation, we are being lied to. There is a video at the very bottom explaining all this, but check what Snowden said about smart phones
Edward Snowden’s recent revelation that the NSA can bug cell phones even when they are turned off left some experts split on whether it is true or not. But a group of hackers claim that at least there is a way to protect your phone from spies’ ears. Snowden, who exposed the American government’s secret mass surveillance program, has been making headlines in the media for almost a year with shocking details about the scale of snooping by the National Security Agency (NSA). In last week’s interview with NBC, the former CIA employee yet again added to the spreading privacy panic when he said the NSA can actually eavesdrop on cellphones even when they are turned off. “Can anyone turn it on remotely if it’s off?” Williams asked Snowden referring to the smartphone he used for travel to Russia for the interview. “Can they turn on apps? Did anyone know or care that I Googled the final score of the Rangers-Canadiens game last night because I was traveling here?” “I would say yes to all of those,” Snowden replied. “They can absolutely turn them on with the power turned off to the device,” he added.
It is not news that American (and possibly not only American) special services have been able to use mobile phones as a spying tool for at least a decade. Back in 2006, media reported that the FBI applied a technique known as a “roving bug” which allowed them to remotely activate a cell phone’s microphone and listen to nearby conversations. Pinpointing a person’s location to within just a few meters has not been a problem either thanks to a tracking device built into mobile phones. This option, a party-spoiler for criminals, has also been helpful in finding people who have gone missing or got into trouble. The general belief has been that removing a battery would make tracking impossible. In July last year, Washington Post wrote that “By September 2004, a new NSA technique enabled the agency to find cellphones even when they were turned off.” The agency used it to help American forces in Iraq. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) called the method “The Find,” and “it gave them thousands of new targets, including members of a burgeoning al-Qaeda-sponsored insurgency in Iraq,” the paper wrote.
The video below explains it with the use of a real iPhone.
There are easier ways to enter a complete shutdown, according to Wired. You can hold the home and power buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds without the DFU button sequence. This will put the phone in too low level a state for anything to able to interact with its baseband.