This is news to me: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mysterious-fake-cellphone-towers-intercepting-162645809.html Pretty familiar with the all spying techniques that cops use, but think they are using these fake towers to spy on your texts and calls? Have you heard about Stingray and Hailstorm?: "Computer World", points out that the fake towers give themselves away by crushing down the performance of your phone from 4G to 2G while the intercept is taking place. So if you see your phone operating on a slow download signal while you're near a military base ... maybe make that call from somewhere else. In an amazing coincidence, police departments in a handful of U.S. cities have been operating "Stingray" or "Hailstorm" towers, which — you guessed it — conduct surveillance on mobile phone activity. They do that by jamming mobile phone signals, forcing phones to drop down from 4G and 3G network bands to the older, more insecure 2G band." Now, all they need are more Drones....to spy on everyone and everything else. Not the Country I grew up in.