Is there an unauthorised cell tower in your area sweeping up phone calls? The Tinfoil Hat Road Trip intends to find out.
The company, which makes the $3,500 military-grade Cryptophone, is behind the recent revelations that there are apparently illegal interceptor cell towers in at least some parts of the country.
ESD America has already detected and publicized the existence of such towers in parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington State, Colorado, Idaho, Texas, and New York as well as a cluster of them surrounding the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
“We’ve had over 5,000 inquiries [from the public] about whether there is something in their area,” ESD America CEO Les Goldsmith told VentureBeat, and those inquiries are prompting this trip. Some people have sent photos of suspicious-looking towers, he said.