If You Truly Value Your Privacy, Read This.


Jinentonix
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The era of the cell phone and tablet is also the end of privacy. Anyone, and I mean anyone can trace where you are and where you've been minute by minute right down to the inch.



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Americans (nor Canadians) would ever consent to a government directive that all citizens carry a device that broadcast, in real time, their physical location and archived that information in repositories that could be shared among powerful, faceless institutions. Instead, we have been lulled into doing it voluntarily by misleading companies.
If a mobile phone is turned on, chances are its location is collected in a spreadsheet somewhere. What does it feel like to see that archive? We went to Pasadena to find out.

It's a long read but it's also a real eye opener for those of you who have those devices.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...=pocket-newtab
 
Judy7
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Scary.
So, what are our options other than not owning a cellphone
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Judy7 View Post

Scary.
So, what are our options other than not owning a cellphone

Keep your apps to a minimum and keep them turned off/disabled unless you're actually using them at that moment. But with 5G coming out, even that won't matter anymore. They'll just be able to comprehensively track your phone's signal, apps or not.
 
Hoid
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Google always knows where you are.

When you turn off your location services google no longer sells your info to anyone - they say.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Google always knows where you are.

When you turn off your location services google no longer sells your info to anyone - they say.

Bullshite
My location according to google





It knows the location of your internet server, I actualy live 150 miles away in Kapuskasing
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Keep your apps to a minimum and keep them turned off/disabled unless you're actually using them at that moment. But with 5G coming out, even that won't matter anymore. They'll just be able to comprehensively track your phone's signal, apps or not.

Just disable location services on your cell phone
But then you can't be located in an emergency or if you loose your cell phone.
 
Judy7
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#7
I don't usually allow GPS but I guess it's also time to clear my phone of most unnecessary apps.
Somehow, even with all our efforts, I still think the government would be able to track any of us if they wanted to.
 

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