Why was the US embassy in Kiev supporting spyware and hackathons?

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There are no doubts about the outcome of the EuroMaidan protests in Kiev, Ukraine - Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forced to flea the country, and the government fell to a coalition of political parties; A coalition excluding any parties with ties to Russia or the promotion of Russian heritage, that swiftly changed the constitution to mandate that Ukrainian was the only official language, not only attacking those with Russian backgrounds, but the Tetar population as a whole. We can, by the image attached below, say without a doubt that to tell people they can’t speak and use Russian is a technical and practical impossibility.

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But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to ask a simple question. How? How did they do it?

Many people say it was the sheer will of the people, but many fail to recognize that people still supported Viktor Yanukovych. If we look at his support from the last election, it becomes apparent that for the East Ukrainian’s elected presidential official to have been so violently driven from the office, and then had their own parties banned, and people from a completely different part of the country come in and tell them what to do. Imagine Californians going into Texas and telling them how to manage their water or welfare. I don’t think they’d take too kindly to that.

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This is why I never felt like the Maidan narrative worked; here’s a small group of greatly differing politically affiliated youth, all cuddled up in one central area, arming themselves and violently confronting police. You’d need organization, planners, meetings, there would have to be forms of communication other than cellphones, radios, etc, what’s my point? You’d need some way of tracking everyone in order to create the best impact while not collapsing on itself, case in point, the Occupy movement. Now, I’m sure some of you are tired of this history lesson and others are just rolling their eyes, but then how do you explain this 2013 US embassy meeting in Kiev, Donetsk and Ivano-Frankivsk?

U.S. Embassy Hosted TechCamp Kyiv 2.0 to Build Technological Capacity of Civil Society

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TechCamp trainer Kalsoom Lakhani talks about fundraising using crowdsourcing

March 1, 2013

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv in partnership with Microsoft Ukraine hosted TechCamp Kyiv 2.0 on March 1, 2013 at the Microsoft Ukraine Headquarters. TechCamps support the U.S. State Department’s Civil Society 2.0 initiative that builds the technological and digital capacity of civil society organizations around the world.

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TechCamp trainer Volodymyr Dehtiarov gives interview

During the full day interactive workshop, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv paired leaders in the technology community with civil society organizations to provide in-depth exposure to low-cost and easy to implement technologies. More than 60 civil society leaders from throughout Ukraine came together to get hands-on training in a variety of areas ranging from fundraising using crowdsourcing, citizen journalism, PR tools for NGOs, Microsoft software and programs for NGOs, and more. These civil society organizations will be poised to use new technologies to grow their networks, communicate more efficiently, and keep pace with the changing world.

To date, State Department sponsored TechCamps in Ukraine have trained more than 200 civil society organizers from throughout the country and Belarus. The technologies and approaches presented help to build new networks of relationships, enhance skill development, and create new avenues for communication. Adoption of these technologies by civil society organizations will help support the missions of these groups as well as broader social goals of democracy, transparency and good governance in the 21st Century.

TechCamp Kyiv 2.0 was a follow-up to the original TechCamp Kyiv held in September of 2012. The mission of TechCamp Kyiv 2.0 was to transform TechCamp into a sustainable movement of civil society and technology experts networking and working together to build a thriving dynamic third sector in Ukraine. Two more TechCamps 2.0 will be held in Donetsk in April and Ivano-Frankivsk in May. U.S. Embassy Kyiv is also hosting a series of virtual TechCamp Meet-Ups with U.S. technologists sharing new approaches to combat social problems.

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Now, I’m sure some of you are saying, “Come on, they’re just a bunch of nerds, getting some great experience while creating some connections for themselves in the future.” I mean, Surely, they couldn’t have been up to any wrong doing?

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Did I mention I left out this from the above quote? “For more information about upcoming TechCamp 2.0 activities please visit” What it(used to) shows is rather suspicious to say the least.(I’m glad I made a copy cause this has since been edited, but we’ll get into how it’s still supporting some pretty bizarre things in a bit.)

Flexispy as a security application

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As the app actually has ‘spy’ in its name, it is more likely associated with spying software, which is in fact designed for the use on mobile platforms of different making. These platforms actually include, but not limited to Android, iOS, Blackberry OS and Windows Mobile. Even though the spying is exactly what the majority of the users install Flexispy for, this app also provides some essential security and recovery tools, which alone could be as valuable to these users as any other paid bundle that purposely targets the security aspect.

If we actually stop to consider and question why they would want to bundle it with complete security packages, it naturally leads us to an intuitive answer. According to what reviewers note, Flexispy provides all these numerous options for spying and so this already developed framework easily converts to a security bundle. In fact, it is much more difficult to dig and steal this whole sensitive data than to actually protect it. So if they developers manage to do a flexible spy phone application and take care to spend a minute of their time into adding the appropriate security measures, you can expect them to be on the level.

Provided that they are already included in your monthly subscription and you don’t have to pay anything else, the security feature becomes very very useful and at the same time available to the large audience of the users. Flexispy reviews may not always exalt their actual monitoring function, because there are just too many very competitive providers that achieve pretty much the same tasks, only providing a different interface, the security features of theirs hardly ever gets unnoticed.

So if you were looking for an all-in-one easy to use tool, you should look no longer and trust to what most of the reviews conclude – or in other words go get Flexispy and grab their subscription as soon as you can. During Christmas and other seasonal holidays, you could actually get a good bargain on the advanced Flexispy bundles. With the use of the right coupons you could get discounts up to 30% for your first year of use. Providing that they make it a whole year promo, as opposed to what is offered by the majority programs of the markets as the first month discount, the company seems to aim for a good and long term service for their subscribers.

Copyright 2011-2014 Tech Camp Kyiv

oooook, that’s kind of weird....you know....*sarc*cause our US embassy’s and our American tax dollars are intended to pay for spy and otherwise invasion software that appears to compromise almost every cellular phone and go undetected as so long as said app is somehow installed, right? And were they encouraging people to download and use the app or were they implying Tech Camp Kyiv IS FlexiSpy?? But I’m not the only one who’s noticed the inconsistencies and suspicious behavior of the US embassy. In February of 2015, a German blogger under the name of “Birch Bark” published how the techcamp program goes beyond just the US embassy’s, but up the to US department of State. This blog is very important because it also backs my claims of TechCamps involvement with FlexiSpy that can no longer be proven through the sites access. He said;

So short research started. Enter on the State Department “eDiplomacy” page when searching. Second Results would then

Major Programs of IRM’s Office of eDiplomacy

be.

http://www.state.gov/m/irm/ediploma…

The click. Under “TechCamp” click on the last link. One ends up here.

http://techcampglobal.org/

Right, there are cards to click. Choose Button “Locations Map”. Then click on the world map Kiev. In the window that appears the same as the first link “Success Stories”. Then you come to a report on the Techcamp Kiev 2.0 at the end of now is the most interesting link. Here:

http://techcampkyiv.org/

An extremely interesting software for smartphones called “Flexispy” is described there / advertised. That should any hiring manager to install on all phones of its employees, it says. Using the interception technology one can then directly cut salaries or firing people equal. Lest you quiet times by all features, very powerful, I tell you!

... .Letztendlich Linked from one side of the US State Department. What shoud that?

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I did some digging and Techcamp itself goes further back to 2012, under Hillary Clinton at the US Department of State. and it’s Civil Society 2.0 program
which refers to “The issues identified during TechCamp Chile fed into the global Random Hacks of Kindness event in December 2010.” In which Random Hacks of Kindness is tied to NASA, World Bank, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and HP. I don’t even know where to start with that but let’s not get distracted

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and get back to the topic at hand, and look at the US DOS says about Techcamp Kyiv.

U.S. Department of State Hosts TechCamp Kyiv to Build Digital Literacy of Civil Society

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 11, 2012

From September 12-13, 2012, the U.S. Department of State will host TechCamp Kyiv at Master Klass Cultural Center in Kyiv, Ukraine. TechCamp Kyiv marks the 14th TechCamp supporting Secretary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0, an initiative which builds the digital literacy of civil society organizations around the world.

TechCamp is a signature program of Civil Society 2.0, and is a two-day training event pairing leaders in the technology community with civil society organizations to provide training, resources, and support that enable civil society organizations to harness the latest connection technologies to build capacity and advance missions.

More than 80 civil society leaders from throughout the Ukraine and surrounding countries will come together to get hands-on training in areas ranging from social media use, online organizing, digital safety, website development, digital citizen journalism, and more. These civil society organizations will be poised to use connection technologies to grow their networks, communicate more efficiently, and be able to keep pace with the changing world.

As Secretary Clinton said in announcing Civil Society 2.0, “This organized effort will provide new technologies to civil society organizations. We will send experts in digital technology and communications to help build capacity.”

To date, TechCamps have trained more than 850 civil society organizations from more than 50 countries around the world. Connection technologies build new networks of relationships, enhance skill development, and create new avenues for communication. Adoption of these tools by civil society organizations will help support the missions of these groups as well as broader social goals of democracy, transparency and good governance in the 21st century.

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Now this comes on the heels of the failed 2010 USAID sponsored social network, Zunzuneo which the Cuban government directly accused the NGO and the US government of attempting social upheaval

Documents show the US government planned to build a subscriber base through “non-controversial content”: news messages on soccer, music, and hurricane updates. Later when the network reached a critical mass of subscribers, perhaps hundreds of thousands, operators would introduce political content aimed at inspiring Cubans to organize “smart mobs” — mass gatherings called at a moment’s notice that might trigger a Cuban spring, or, as one USAid document put it, “renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society.”

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Sound familiar?
Some more digging and we this timeline from techcamps Moldova program

http://www.slideshare.net/Cornelia_Amiha…

In which TechCamp has been around since 2011, but that’s kind of strange, because according to the US DOS previous statement, it’s been around since 2010 when they operated out of Chile with the Random Hacks of Kindness?

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Side note; I love power points! They get you so excited about The World Bank Institute sponsoring “hackathons” through the techcamps!

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Many nations that have held a techcamp meeting have had some sort of politically incited activity that was heavily suppressed. In Chile, near the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, we see massive student movements to reform the government that UC berkeley reported that, ‘Social media were also used, as in the “Arab Spring” movement, to coordinate activities, protests and innovative “flash mobs.”’. Techcamps in Peru(May 10th of 2012) and Moldova(since December of 2011) helped to provide extensive communication and mobile device monitoring software, that, when it came to Peru’s mining scandals of 2013(that wouldn’t benefit anyone at all.....) and Moldova’s smooth, yet, proclaimed by the economist as “not a success story”, rocky transition into the EU, made any form of social networking and protests easy to monitor, and if groups started to form in said “flash mobs”, the authorities would know exactly where they were. And that’s just a minor fraction of the things they can do to stop protesters. I’ll leave it to Fox News to say it right, oddly for once lol. Of course, got to drive the Mubarak agenda and the Arab spring.


Now, those are just a few ways to help keep the ‘new guy’s’ working for the ‘old guy’s’. Encourage social disarray, protests, and riots, keep media heated and biased to the influence such pandemonium that the government has a reason to roll out the new toys, I mean, state of the art mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle, which after thing’s like the Occupy movements, many counties found themselves asking why they even had the darn things to begin with?

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But what if you used techcamp in a country you didn’t control?

In the case of countries like Cuba and Ukraine, you have countries that are not naturally aligned to the US interests, so therefore, extreme measures requires extreme means. While Zunzuneo failed, Techcamp actually succeeded and had up to 5 meetings in Ukraine. By the time the Ukrainian government found out, Techcamp was even condemned at the Ukrainian Parliament by then People’s Deputy Oleg Tsaryov in November of 2013 as he explained

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“American instructors explained how social networks and Internet technologies can be used for targeted manipulation of public opinion as well as to activate protest potential to provoke violent unrest on the territory of Ukraine Radicalisation of the population and triggering of infighting.
American instructors show examples of successful use of social networks used to organise protests in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.
“TechCamp” representatives currently hold conferences throughout Ukraine.
A total of five events have been held so far.
About 300 people were trained as operatives, which are now active throughout Ukraine.
The last conference “TechCamp” took place on 14 and 15 November 2013 in the Heart of Kiev on the territory of the US Embassy!”

But let’s go back to Techcampkyiv.org and it’s since the finishing of this article, been edited. What it shows it probably the strangest turn in tumble down the rabbit hole. Note, the US embassy still hosts the techcampkyiv site on their website. Let’s start with a dentist out of New York.

A Look at What Bay Ridge Orthodontists Do

In a similar way as doctors decide to specialize in fields like neurology and cardiology, dentists can also decide to specialize. Orthodontics happens to be a dental field that aims at preventing, diagnosing and treating dental and facial irregularities such as bad bites (malocclusions). A Riverhead orthodontist is a qualified dentist who has undergone further studies in an orthodontic residency program. Below is a look at what Bay Ridge orthodontists do.

Orthodontists in Bay Ridge like from http://www.drfinetouch.com/ are trained to correct misalignments of the jaw and teeth. Misalignment can cause numerous debilitating problems such as difficulties in chewing, speech defects or hardships in maintaining sufficient oral hygiene. Some common issues that can be successfully treated by an orthodontist include anteroposterior deviations, overcrowding and aesthetic issues. Overcrowding is among the most common defects. Occasionally, adult teeth fail to emerge in alignment with other teeth due to a lack of jawbone space. A Bay Ridge orthodontist can utilize several treatments and unconstructive devices to realign the teeth. In some instances, the shape of the entire face is negative affected by a bad bite or malocclusions. The orthodontist can realign and restructure the jaw, teeth and lips to create an even, beautiful smile.

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Instead of spyware and software, it’s posts for a dentist out of New York who provides an “beautiful smile”. The next blog features a pro-steroid site fascinatingly called

http://techcampkyiv.org/be-the-action-…

Be the Action Hero of Your Childhood

Modern society has inoculated in the mind’s eye of every man a masculine beauty stereotype. It is the muscle man that catches the eye of every beautiful woman, it is this type of man that catches the eye of every person in the street. Having a beautifully sculpted body is a sigh of well being and it also speaks about social success and power. Every man on this planet strives in one period of his life to gain that powerful look and to be the action hero he dreamed of since childhood. That is why the market has exploded with a great industry of fitness products, gyms, food supplements and do it at home training sessions. They are all expensive if one does not know how to get a grip on them and reap the benefits in a short period of time. The solution to a fast success is, of course, going to the gym. But that is not enough. You must know what you want with your body. Do you want to get rid of that extra fat on your abs or do you want to get a bulk of muscle and make them shredded in the same time?

Set your objectives

According to your objectives you will have to choose from different type of training which you’ll have to undergo for a fixed period of time and then make little changes to the routine as your body adapts to physical pressure. After this nutrition comes into play, the most ignored issues when it comes to staying fit and building muscle, it is nutrition. We don’t eat right, we don’t take food supplements and so we go from failure to failure and we are disappointed and finally we give it all up. Now, this is the wrong way to do it. Take a quick online search as it is fast and easy and you will see that all that we have told you till now is real. Go, for example to http://www.beststeroidscycle.com and browse attentively the contents. What do you observe first of all? The word steroid? You know that this word has negative connotations and that you heard steroids are bad for someone’s health and that doping is the result of steroid use.

Well, steroids are not of a kind! You can use them with a dieting program and an exercise routine to gain faster results. Just browse the site, read the testimonials and you will be astonished to find out the real effects of legal steroids and with the help of before and after photos you will be more than convinced that all of it is reality. Check the articles and you’ll train on a new level with big results!

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as well as towing company out of England, a post about “How to Know the Right Waffle Maker Type For You”, and finally a post about “Make a Smart Choice While Buying A Smoothie Maker”. I’m sure the US embassy is just thrilled with the idea of sponsoring steroids and the most efficient kitchen appliances. What’s worse is the techcamps wiki page has suddenly decided to not work due to “A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software”, I’m sure it’s all just a coincidence. But I will take from my notes what I have and post it, and accept any scrutiny based on lack of source. From my own notes;

Following Tech Camps trail, I found this from their own wiki(a search for any company that could provide mobile and cellphone services) http://wiki.techcampglobal.org/index.php?titl… we learn that in Ukraine, we get a company that has solved their problems in creating an ‘online platform’, that companies name, is Drupal Ushahidi Mobile, or Ushahidi for short. http://www.ushahidi.com/…/ushahidi-and…
From there, we learn that Ushahidi is just another partner in what’s called “the open mobile consortium”, they then go on to explain just what that means.
“The OMC is all about open source mobile phone software, with a focus on humanitarian needs.”
Fromhttp://www.dimagi.com/blog/open-mobi… we learn that it “includes founding member organizations Millennium Villages Project, Cell Life, Dimagi, D-Tree, InSTEDD, MobileActive, TextToChange, UNICEF and Ushahidi.”

“OMC members share a vision that by working together to drive grassroots mobile technology innovation in some of the most challenging, resource-poor environments in the world, they will create a simple, flexible, and reliable set of technology that enable to individual and organizations anywhere in the world to effect social change.”
If you’re doing the same type of software development as the others of us in the consortium, please get in touch. Robert Kirkpatrick of InSTEDD is the Chair of the OMC”,

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Now, I’m sure there’s the critical side of you that goes “well what if you’re just making this all up, you said you copied that from some random blog”. No doubt I can find a great new blender and the best steroids the black market has to offer, but this doesn’t prove anything. Clearly, Flexispy isn’t a real compan...oh shit it is.

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and oh shit, that’s like every single mobile platform, social network, and messaging system. Of course, it’s not about manipulating people’s data, it’s about compiling and following them! That kind of data could be used to either disperse, influence or otherwise manipulate crowds of people into all kinds of panic, rioting, and fear.

To better understand just what FlexiSpy is, I’ll leave it to ASICNI.com(the “spy software guide”) recent review to explain the best features;

With the recent suspension of StealthGenie, due to a legal case against their CEO, I wanted to take another look at some similar programs and review your options. I have used FlexiSpy in the past and whilst it worked well, I thought it was too expensive compared to the competition.

Now with all the changes being made in the spy phone software market – Mobilespy and mSpy both withdrawing their recording features – Mobile Spy is no longer Hidden! – FlexiSpy has suddenly become the unique product (more on Why later). Their Premium version is also competitively priced now.

So, out with the credit card and I bought the latest version of FlexiSpy Extreme for testing. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised – they have been busy since I last tried them about two years ago. As always my reviews are real and I have tested the programs before recommending them.

You can take a look at the improved Flexispy website here.

New and Updated November 2015!

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Flexispy Monitoring

The website now looks and acts like it is a premium product. Looks aren’t everything, what is more important is the re-design of their Control Center – the main reporting dashboard where you login to view and operate your account.

The front end of the website may be important to present a professional image and to give you confidence in the company but the real action happens in the Control Center. It now has the most user friendly dashboard that I have used – well designed with everything clearly laid out. Reports are quick and easy to see and the controls for setting alerts or remote commands are simple to understand and use.

Times have changed – not so long ago you needed detailed instructions just to find your way around the user panels!

Phones and Devices – Compatible Versions

You can monitor Android phones and tablets with internet capability, iPhones and iPads, BlackBerry and Nokia Symbian cell phones. As always it is important to remember that the devices must have some sort of internet access (data and/or Wi-Fi) and the operating system needs to be supported. Apple devices must be Jailbroken before you can install any spy software programs. Here is the current list – I keep this updated regularly :

  • Android Phones and Tablets – supported up to version 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • iPhone / Apple Devices – support up to iOS 8.4
  • BlackBerry – supported up to version 7.1
  • Nokia Symbian – Anna and Belle based.

Some features will only be available with certain types of device so you will need to check their site and make sure that the features you want are covered for your phone version. For example, call recording is only available for rooted Android devices.

New Installation Services!

They have just released a new White glove installation service – for the technically challenged! Now you can have an expert Root Android or Jailbreak your iPhone/ iPad and install Flexispy on your device – for a $39 fee.

You need to have the device in your possession and be able to connect it to your PC or laptop. You schedule a time and a technical support person will be able to do the complete setup by remote assistance on your PC. This is a Big deal for many people who fear trying to Jailbreak or Root – let alone install the software themselves. You can find out more on their website and select the installation at checkout.

Standard Features

They offer two different monitoring packages – FlexiSpy Extreme with all the bells and whistles, and FlexiSpy Premium, competitively priced with standard features. On the website they have a handy comparison page where you can quickly see the difference between different versions.

The standard features cover all of the usual monitoring features you would expect such as : call logs, email, IM chat messengers, GPS locations, images, videos and audio, contacts, browsing history, bookmarks and social sites – all monitored on the cheaper Premium version.

Social and Chat Messenger Services

Here they have the most comprehensive list of services that can be monitored – so important today as more people use these different platforms to communicate instead of SMS texting. They cover 13 services :

Facebook, Facebook messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Skype, Hangouts, Yahoo messenger, SnapChat, iMessage, BB Messenger and BB Pin. Keep checking as they add new services. Again it is necessary to check that your phone type covers the services you want to view.

Advanced Monitoring

The Extreme version has just become the leader in a field of one! They are the only company currently offering the following :

  • Live Call Intercept
  • Call Recording
  • Ambient Recording – phone surroundings

If you really need any of these features, FlexiSpy is your ONLY option. Due to the Stealthgenie case no other providers offer this type of monitoring – Mobilespy and mSpy have stopped offering any recording features. Flexispy continue to do so because they are based outside the U.S.A. and have no worries about being shut down. This does NOT mean that you can use their software for illegal purposes – they stress this on their website. See my own legal updates and stay within the law.

I expect the other companies to return to offering call recording in the future, but for now Flexispy is unique!

Does it Work?

I have been testing the advanced features and for the most part they work reliably. The recording works well on a rooted Android when you have good call connection quality. I know that people in areas with poor mobile reception have reported some problems with the call recording features in the past. A sketchy connection can lead to only part of a conversation being recorded. I recommend using VLC Media player for playing back any recordings – works better than Windows Media player!

Call Intercept – For some this can be a really useful feature – if it works for your phone. It works by adding your phone to a conversation, like a conference call but you stay muted and just listen. The target phone needs to allow 3 way calling so you need to check your carrier service. Some business users and parents do find it useful, but I must admit it isn’t the most important feature to me – a bit of overkill.

Other Features

Everyone tends to focus on the big features such as call intercept and recording, but there are some really useful ones to look at – adding real value.

Alerts and Keywords – you can set up alerts (sent to your own phone/email) for specific phone numbers or to spot certain keywords – think drugs or profanity.

App Blocking – you can view all apps installed on the device and close them or even uninstall remotely.

Update and Upgrade Remotely – once Flexispy has been installed, you never need to access the target device again. Many features have been integrated and can be controlled from the Control Center – including installing any software updates or even upgrading to their Extreme version. You can also stop, start or remove the software without further access to the target phone.

Password Cracker – this is a new feature and is free with the Extreme package – but you can buy it separately on the website. It is basically a keylogger – once installed and activated it will record any passwords / codes / login details entered on the device. This allows you to see every username and password entered on the device for social sites and messenger services. It will even record the passkey to unlock the target phone (but the software must be installed beforehand).

Again, from a legal perspective, you must be sure you have a legal right to access these details – kids and employees only!

Advanced Tracking – the app can track the phone and show its location at any given time using a live map. You can also view

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Location tracking dashboard

historical locations – where the device has been over a given period. You can also set location boundaries and receive alerts if the device enters or leaves a pre-defined area – really easy to set up in the main Control Center.

The two versions available really do offer some unique features, all managed in a slick dashboard. So let’s look at the pricing.

FlexiSpy Pricing

Both packages are now available in shorter terms as well as one year subscriptions :

FlexiSpy Extreme 3 months $199 1 yr – $349 (includes free Password Cracker)

FlexiSpy Premium 1 month $68 3 months $99 and 1 yr – $149

The Premium version is actually good value and competes well with other products such as Mobilespy, mSpy and MobiStealth. The Extreme version is expensive, but this is the only software that can intercept calls, record calls and phone surroundings. If you need these features, I’m afraid you have to pay quite a lot – the 3 month option allows you to use it, try it and save some cash! It really will come down to the monitoring capabilities you feel you need. One bit of good news though, there are no added taxes and no VAT charges – these are the prices you pay.

Why Chose This One?

The obvious reason above – the advanced features. Another couple of good reasons to buy Flexispy I have discovered :

It is very well hidden. They have really set out to create the most securely hidden spy software on the market. There is even a feature to hide the Cydia app after Jailbreaking or the SuperUser app after Rooting Android. The software has no recognizable files and will not show up in the application list or the task manager. They claim it does not get flagged by antivirus software (I haven’t tested it fully yet, but didn’t get flagged by Lookout Security).

It is user friendly! This is something that many will overlook, until they come to install and use the software. It comes with an installation wizard – which guides you easily through the installation process. Many people struggle with installing spy software apps and FlexiSpy are ahead of the competition, making it the easiest to install – dare I say fool proof?

You can transfer your license to any device (even cross platform). Most software companies only allow you to change to a phone of the same operating system. With Flexispy, if your target phone is changed from Android to iPhone for example, you can simply deactivate one and transfer your valid license to the new phone.

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Password cracker with keylogger, access to current and previous location tracking, call interception, hidden software designed not to show root files nor show up in task manager or applications, and finally, access to “Ambient Recording – phone surroundings”, meaning they can just turn on your mic, and as long as it’s connected to wifi, they can stream everything you’re saying, even if your phone appears to be off. oh, and they’ll root and jailbreak your device remotely while doing you the courtesy of installing Flexispy while they’re at it.

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Remember, the US embassy is directly linked through individuals in the techcamp 2.0 program to FlexiSpy through sharing their website. What were they doing and to what extent did the US embassy, Microsoft, and Techcamp participants help in creating what could be one of the 21st centuries most invasive malware yet? Corporate America doesn’t seem to mind

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Of course, to Gizmodo’s defense, their review is hardly supportive stating

Literally millions of people, according to the sales figures provided by these spyware companies, are going about their days not knowing that somewhere, some turdknockers are scouring their photo libraries and contacts and WhatsApp messages, looking for digital misdeeds.

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and it seems Flexispy give the meaning “bad press is good press” a whole new name.

This research has left me with two questions; 1) What is the extent of the US governments interactions and use of the flexispy software within the TechCamp project and where participants used to create spyware? 2) What is being done to stop this kind of intrusive software from operating overseas?

But every road has an ending. During my research, my sources have seen strange editing from US sponsored websites for spyware software change to promoting black-market steroid’s company and apparently what they claim is the best dentist in New York. A public domain wiki the Department of State for the TechCamp program that has extensive corporate records of major telecommunication and software companies has been shut down and now only reads “A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software.” I have been trying desperately to get an interview with former People’s Deputy, Олег Царев, who in 2013, testified before the Ukrainian Parliament about the dangers of the techcamp and I quote, “American instructors explained how social networks and Internet technologies can be used for targeted manipulation of public opinion as well as to activate protest potential to provoke violent unrest on the territory of Ukraine Radicalisation of the population and triggering of infighting.” He is wanted internationally on trump charges of corruption.

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So the next time you’re at a protest or an important meeting, turn off your cellphone, cause they’re watching you.


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