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Posted by:

gcai
23 May 2018

knew there was a good reason for not carrying my around :)

Posted by:

Brian Dearle
23 May 2018

Just wonderful and these businesses all claim that they have our best interest at heart and they don't need to be regulated as they are self-regulating.


You just can't trust them. They abuse these privileges all the time in the pursuit of profits.

Posted by:

Glen Cowgill
23 May 2018

Look where modern day electronics have taken us. Can not even escape from the kids and grand kids.

Posted by:

Fred
23 May 2018

I never signed anything for my phone. Millions of others didn't either.
Our significant others or parents signed the contract and gave up their own privacy.
These outfits do not or should not have the right to an added phone to an account if the second add on phone personally did not sign the contract.
Short of a march on Washington, the powerful lobbies of these phone companies must stop their bending of the laws of privacy.

Posted by:

top squirrel
23 May 2018

I do not know how to remove a SIM card, nor whether its removal and reinstallation will be easy after you have learned how. (And whether it takes tools.)
But I do know how to remove and reinstall a battery. Can't one evade being tracked if the phone you may carry lacks a battery?
I have a cell phone only for emergencies and for things like meeting someone at an airport, or otherwise while traveling.
It's a flip phone. Cost me $12. All I need.
Somebody told me that only people who need a cerebral assist use a smart phone.
I heard you can tell if they need one by whether they jump up and down when they hear sentiments like the preceding.
Is it true?

Posted by:

cal67
23 May 2018

Freedom? Privacy? Bah, humbug. We (worldwide) have been sold out by government because they make more money from corporations than individuals. Any "improvements" or "gains" in either freedom or privacy will be fake, short term, and designed to placate the masses so they will swallow the next sound bite and vote for more corruption.

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James
23 May 2018

Once you connect to the internet, you're for the ride of your life. Again, there is no security on the internet that will keep you safe from prying eyes. Everybody is selling to everybody else; and then you have disgruntled employees passing out their company's password (s) to friends and the like; and folks abroad and down below selling all sorts of cracking tools for "US dollars"; and so it goes

Posted by:

john
23 May 2018

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, are all doing the same

Posted by:

Wheawilld
23 May 2018

The second an individual turned on his first phone he choose to give up his privacy for convenience.. The solution of course is to not carry a cell phone. Somehow I survived the first fifty years of my life without one, and I can't honestly say the last 20 years have been better in ways and things that really matter because I have one.

Posted by:

Heikkila
23 May 2018

John, the point is that your paranoia of G, F & M is irrelevant. At least they are somewhat transparent, unlike ever so many mom and pop sites who do far worse with far less security.

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Richard Alan Dengrove
23 May 2018

You're very right, Bob: we have lost our privacy. I suspect, though, it wasn't in the computer era but by the '50s. It's a big problem. Unfortunately, despite justifiable hand wringing, I doubt we will ever get it back. We will get more hypocrisy, though, from the people at the top.

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Richard Alan Dengrove
23 May 2018

You're very right, Bob: we have lost our privacy. I suspect, though, it wasn't in the computer era but by the '50s. It's a big problem. Unfortunately, despite justifiable hand wringing, I doubt we will ever get it back. We will get more hypocrisy, though, from the people at the top.

Posted by:

Rand
23 May 2018

Does not surprise me. The government, police and politicians see us as a bunch of jerks. By the way, this is a great site EXCEPT for the stupid ads.

Posted by:

Bill
23 May 2018

it's finally 1984, but it's not the government (well OK it is the government too) it's Google and Facebook that own you; and it's just as scary as it sounds.

Posted by:

Robinoz
23 May 2018

I guess all that is left is to remain irrelevant ie, be a person whom authorities aren't interested in so they will focus on someone else.

Any idea that we have privacy, despite the many privacy laws, is probably a pipe dream.

Posted by:

Judyth
23 May 2018

In one of life's ironies, the ads that show up for me on web pages - including this one - are those offering to tell me the location of any cellphone whose number I'd type in. I wonder whether it's mere coincidence that my cellular provider is not one that sells my location (I'm not in the US) and many people would respond to that offer by checking their own number.
Needless to say, I'm not tempted to try it!

Posted by:

J
23 May 2018

So, not only is Big Brother watching, now his shifty-eyed cousin is, too. This is available, but yet we can't locate missing people? Seems like that would be the only good thing about this technology.

Posted by:

NB
23 May 2018

Does "airplane mode" prevent your phone from reporting your location?

Posted by:

Buffet
24 May 2018

Simply turn Location Services to OFF.
(It will keep prompting you to turn it back on. Ignore it.)

Posted by:

Jack
24 May 2018

Some phone manufacturer should come up with a SIM card disabling feature that would not require physically removing the SIM card. That would preclude location access without passing any laws or depending on mobile carriers to protect your privacy. A simple switch on the phone would solve the problem, at least when the SIM is turned off. Cell phone manufacturers, come to the rescue!

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