The Texas National Guard reportedly has two RC-26 military aircraft equipped with devices that can record and listen to calls; stop phones from sending or receiving calls; track the user’s location; and collect a host of other data.

Yikes. What else should I know?

On today’s show, writer Dan King (Young Voices) explained why you should be worried about these “dirt boxes,” government devices that imitate a cell phone towerand can steal your private information without a warrant. The device is known as a “dirt box” because it’s made by Digital Receiver Technology (DRT).