As regular readers know, I’m not a big fan of the traditional smartphone craze.
Sure, they’re really handy gizmos, but the amount of data being hoovered up and shipped off to large service providers is a bit frustrating.
As if things aren’t bad enough on that front, it gets better! It turns out that even individual APPS running on your phone are spying on you – specifically, they’re tracking your location (among other things).
What’s more, your location data can be easily linked to you as a private individual. To top it all off, this data is bought and sold to anyone who will pay – and all in the blink of an eye!
Join me for a fascinating and disconcerting look at the wonderful world of Location Data companies and the inner workings of your favorite apps!
Links from vid:
- New York Times special report: One Nation, Tracked
- /e/ Foundation Phones
That’s all, folks!
I have a nice little Faraday box that I will throw my iPhone in occasionally. Yesterday I put the phone in the box at 1:30 PM and went to the golf course. Finished my golf 4 hours later. Picked up some food and went home. Had a good nite’s sleep and did not pull the phone out of the Faraday box until just before noon. I had my phone in the Faraday box with me the whole time just in case I needed it. But there is now a 22 hour time period where my phone did not ping a cell tower and no one from the “deep state” knows where I was or what I did. I enjoy thinking that this drives them crazy.
It also drives my wife crazy, but she knows me well enough to understand.