Is it true that the special services wiretap telephone conversations / read correspondence on social networks if they are talking about something illegal?

Is it true that the special services wiretap telephone conversations / read correspondence on social networks if they are talking about something illegal?

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answers (7)

Answer 1
July, 2021

It is unlikely that special services are listening to people in large numbers.

Most likely, algorithms work that translate sounds into characters, and search for characters is carried out by keywords.

Further, most likely , there is manual analytics by specialists in a number of metric parameters - determining the address, gender, age, etc.

Answer 2
July, 2021

If you are spying for Honduras, then you should definitely be puzzled! :-) The web is full of serious articles on this topic, including from supposedly former FSB officers.

Answer 3
July, 2021

I was amused by the last answer that they say no. I also have a story from personal experience, though not as egregious as the first. We are sitting, which means we are texting a person on VK, and then the conversation turned to drugs. And I have always been interested in this topic, just from a scientific point of view, as a biologist, I even really wanted to study the effect of LSD on the brain. And then at some point I try to send a message, but it doesn't work. It turned out that my interlocutor had the same problem. At first I thought, well, damn it, the site crashed again. But no, I could write to everyone else and receive messages from them too - it turns out that only that dialogue was somehow blocked. After about an hour, that person and I could write to each other again. Certainly not a coincidence)

Answer 4
July, 2021

Of course not, just imagine how many conversations and correspondence goes on every second throughout Russia. Even if they are all bugged automatically and a search is carried out by keywords, then most of the conversations with keywords like "bomb", "murder", "terrorist" will be from counter-strike lovers, and catching out of there a real terrorist who still does not speak Russian is likely to become absolutely impossible. This law is actually needed for those cases when operational information is received that a person is suspected of preparing something, and surveillance is immediately and secretly established for him and his entire circle of contacts. The details of the private life of any owls are completely uninteresting to anyone, until these owls begin to threaten anyone.

Answer 5
July, 2021

True. Here even a joke is appropriate - "Big brother is watching you, and he is bored of what a worthless life you are leading." We are all under the hood. Just take it for granted.

Answer 6
July, 2021

If we take wiretapping of telephone conversations, which are regulated by the Federal Law "On Operational-Investigative Activities", then it is allowed not only from the accused or suspects, but also from other persons, if there are grounds that the information that passes in this conversation, is important for a criminal case.
If we are talking about wiretapping of persons who are not involved in crimes and in respect of whom public and secret measures are carried out by the FSB, then in accordance with Art. 9 of the Federal Law "On the FSB" "Conducting counterintelligence measures that restrict the rights of citizens to confidentiality of correspondence, telephone conversations, postal, telegraph and other messages transmitted over the networks of electrical and postal communications is allowed only on the basis of a judge's order and in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation "and here there is a certain list of reasons on the basis of which such a request can be submitted. Those. just out of interest, no one will wiretap a person, employees have enough of their own affairs.
Generally speaking, wiretapping is carried out only in relation to those persons who are of interest to law enforcement officers, since this allows them to obtain the necessary information about upcoming crimes or already committed, for example.
I don't think that the specials. services have time to sit and listen to the telephone conversations of those who do not show any illegal activity, because, excuse me, they do not have time to listen to conversations "about dirty linen" and "household goods".
As for the question about that it violates our constitutional rights. Purely subjective opinion, if we are talking about some illegal events, then it is already impossible to do without violating the right to privacy of correspondence, telephone conversations, etc. (Art. 23 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation). However, even the Constitution itself in this article directly says that “Restriction of this right is allowed only on the basis of a court decision.”
Someone may be indignant, saying that rights are violated, and the state guarantees those very constitutional rights. Here we are already talking about two sides of the coin. On the one hand, if this right is not violated by one person / two / three (on the basis of a court decision), then law enforcement agencies will thus violate the rights of other citizens (and in large numbers), their legally enshrined rights and obligations, because a crime has been committed, which means that there will be consequences and victims. And even the nature of the crime is not important, because if this right is not violated FOR GOOD PURPOSES, then we will hear and see numerous terrorist acts and so on.
On the other hand, yes, it is violated, but, again, all that information , which became known to employees of the special. services are not covered. If they understand that a person is law-abiding, does not prepare a crime, then ORM ceases to be applied in relation to him, because thisthe person becomes legally uninteresting. And again, no one needs to hear about how you discuss your household and other matters :)

Answer 7
July, 2021

I will give an example from my own experience.

Once we chatted on Skype with 2 friends. At one point, interference began on the connection. We made a joke that it was the FSB and that it was imperative to talk about terrorist attacks, terrorists and explosions. One of the comrades was unable to access Skype the next day. The program gave a message that the account was blocked due to a potential security threat.

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