Also you can't trust the government either way. If your involved in legal
difficulties then what you say can easily be taken out of context and used
against you. With the laws in the country so massively out of control a
normal executive violates criminal federal a minimal of several times a
year just doing normal business.
For example; Doing something, like, transporting dentures (like what old people use in their mouths) across state lines, is a federal offense and is prosecutable with a fine and even jail.
The chances of the government picking up on something and throwing you in jail or a dishonest person in government using something against you is very likely if you do end up being a target.
So no. I definitely meant to protect yourself form your own government and from your own telco.
Not also to forget that people tend to travel and your cell phone will automatically latch onto pretty much anything. So you are very unlikely to actually know what telephone company your going through and if your travelling internationally then it can be controlled by a wide verity of different governments. If your on a business trip in Asia and your in a country like China were the government runs the businesses and they work together.. how much do you want to have to trust their infrastructure?
That is to say, if you don't care that your shit is unsafe then you shouldn't care if GSM encryption sucks. If you _DO_ care that GSM encryption sucks then you should definitely not forget that the entire infrastructure is a huge pile of crap when it comes to security.
If your going to be paranoid then you might as well do it right.
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