The more advanced phones become, the more data is available for those who monitor you. Photo Courtesy.
While the intent might be up for debate, the fact that our governments and businesses appear to be watching our every move isn’t. As technology increases, seemingly more and more rapidly, more data about us is stored and shared—and most of the time, we are unaware it is being collected or how it might be used.
If you have a smartphone—and most of us do—you may not realize just how smart it actually is or the amount of data it stores about your physical movements, your searches, and just about every other action. The more advanced these phones become, the more information is available for companies to use how they see fit. It is even possible on some phones to trace someone’s movements for the last year.
Every time a new app is downloaded on to your phone, chances are it stores information about you—and to access said app, yougive it permission to do so. Most phone companies state that the information is kept solely on the device and is not sent to any external storage. As you might imagine, some people are little suspicious as to whether this is completely accurate.
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