Scary stuff. I only use facebook for business, same with Linkedin. mostly I use my phone for the internet, so I don't use google or chrome for the browser. When I sign up for stuff, I don't use precise details, not exact dates ect. Doesn't everybody? If they don't, they should.
But people share everything,theyre conditioned to about everything they do.
What they dont voluntarily share is pieced together from data your devices and browsers are harvesting continually whether youre aware or not.
You give permission for this when you accept the conditions of use for Android or Apple or Microsoft or any other device or software you use.
If you dont accept the terms you cant use your device or software or app,they won't operate properly until you do..so you have no real choice. Say yes or nothing works.
Youre in effect giving them total control of everything you do and everything they learn about you to do as they please with.
The EU data act was supposed to protect you from that data useage but because most of your technology and software is built by US companies youre required to allow the use by accepting they bypass the laws. You give them permission to use your protected data or you cant proceed past go.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2020 19:43:23 GMT by NomadCris
My current phone is terrible for this, every time I sign on to an app it does that shit, & as you say if I don't allow it I can't proceed. Clicked on one just yesterday & it demanded access to my photos, messages, phone book etc, & also wanted me to grant access to my microphone function! Fucked it straight off, I'm not that bothered.... Makes me wonder tho, why the fuckers need access to my microphone unless they intend to listen in to me. 1st time it ever asked for that one, hope I'm not on the radar....😳
I've looked at things on Fleabay, Google and Farcebook and surprise surprise the same things appear on each of the other sites and on pinterest etc. Another one to beware of is Amazons Alexa through which Amazon employees can listen in to conversations, sexual aerobics and everything else which is occurring in the private place where that thing is being used. (fact admitted by Amazon).
I won't use Cortana on Windows nor is my account verified for that very reason. Every push of the keyboard is recorded somewhere in the world either by governments or private companies.
I use several blockers but even they are not foolproof if someone wants to watch you and every mobile is trackable to say where you've been to within a few feet.
Big Brother is watching and it's down to folks to try and limit what he sees.
Don't get me on those speakers that listen to you! I will have to make a new bigger tinfoil hat. Even if I had mains electricity and wifi I wouldn't have one. Think about it, if it has to listen to you to wait for instructions, it always has to listen.
currently my phone says i,m in harwich, am actually near manchester, i look at a town then look at a local attraction, bingo, phone says i,m there. btw not been to harwich for about ten years
My check for your IP says Nottingham! Mobile IPs are notoriously bad with locations. I come up as Croydon! That's not far out, but not exactly accurate. I haven't left the immediate area in weeks, when I check I am anywhere between Machester and Cornwall.
Also 10 ways to tell whether or not your phone is being monitored.
Abnormally High Data Usage. Cell Phone Shows Signs of Activity in Standby Mode. Unexpected Reboot. Odd Sounds During Calls. Unexpected Text Messages. Deteriorating Battery Life. Increasing Battery Temperature in Idle Mode. Increased Shut Down Duration.