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Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:28 AM

Trump claims ignorance of 'burner phones'. Here's how they work

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/30/donald-trump-burner-phones

'...the most important burner phone principle is to discard it and replace it constantly. But not everyone remembers to do this...So if someone were using a burner phone to orchestrate a coup from the White House, could law enforcement triangulate the user? While it might be possible from a technical standpoint, the greater barriers might be legal ones....

You’ve got to have a warrant to get that information on that particular person...It wouldn’t necessarily be easy for the US president to keep switching burner phones, either. “You’re going to have to tell your nearest and dearest of the new number each time. But how can you trust it? If I get a message from Donald Trump saying this is Donald Trump’s new burner phone number, I’m going to suspect that it’s not.”

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Reply Trump claims ignorance of 'burner phones'. Here's how they work (Original post)
Joinfortmill Mar 2022 OP
Kingofalldems Mar 2022 #1
TreasonousBastard Mar 2022 #2
ificandream Mar 2022 #3
gab13by13 Mar 2022 #4
LastDemocratInSC Mar 2022 #6
Shermann Mar 2022 #5
milestogo Mar 2022 #7
Wounded Bear Mar 2022 #8
NightWatcher Mar 2022 #9
Hoyt Mar 2022 #10

Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:32 AM

1. Trump is lying.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:32 AM

2. I suspect he's too stupid to figure out a burner phone. He has aides for that.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:32 AM

3. He's ignorant of so so so much ...

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:41 AM

4. I watched Chris Hayes last night

I only watch Nicolle and Chris, he showed the White House call log and he figured out that it appears that it wasn't burner phones, maybe they were also used, but someone erased the calls that were on the log. What was Nixon's secretary's name, I forget?

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 10:04 AM

6. The log entries are probably created automatically by the telephone system.

But someone with admin privileges on that system could probably edit the logs.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 09:42 AM

5. I tried to buy a burner phone at Verizon

The sales rep informed me that burner phone is a "drug dealer term" and they don't carry those.

You can probably get there with TracFone if you can get through the online activation process anonymously.

I just wanted an inexpensive backup phone to take mountain biking.

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Response to Shermann (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 10:08 AM

7. I think they should be banned, personally.

There are some good uses, but a lot of bad ones.

I think there are still some carriers that let you do a month-to-month plan with a relatively cheap phone.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 10:17 AM

8. Burner phones and cryptocurrency, primary users are criminals...



OTOH primary financing of the internet are porno and cyber sex, so there is that.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 10:18 AM

9. It takes a lot of work to maintain clean burner phone protocol.

You have to purchase them from a place that cant identify you by means that do not lead back to you.

If you travel with a burner and get too close to your other known phones for any period of time they'll be tracked together and can be identified.

If too many known associates call the same burner, you're busted.

It's not like tv and movies.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2022, 10:39 AM

10. Think he always called his "the Mafia phone."

 

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