De-Googling Your Phone! Retired Forensic Investigator Gives Tips on Protecting Your Privacy
By Rebel News
Vincent Gircys is a retired Ontario Provincial Police officer with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.
Here’s what others had to say:
I remember when my phone was attached to my house. But that was back in the day when the whole neighbourhood got together for a BBQ while our kids played on the lawn. Nothing like now…
If you ask 100 people if they care about privacy, 97 people will say Yes.
A week later if you ask those 97 people if they’re willing to provide a DNA sample for 1 yr of free McDonald’s, 94 of those people will say Yes.
That’s the problem with privacy, most people say they want it but their actions don’t demonstrate it.
It’s scary how much metadata these Big Tech companies are garnering from your browsing activity. They are taking us for a ride and most are willing participants. And it’s hard to detach yourself from the ecosystem since we’ve become so reliant on the connectivity and convenience of our phones.
Explore the unknown
The problem with people today is…
“My right is right, and you’re right is wrong” mentality.
I was called paranoid by my doctor in 1980 when I said “we are being tracked” I carried a pager at the time. I was then scoffed at by friends family and co-workers as well as others I speak with today about survellience tracking in Ottawa Canada. Its off the charts. Neighbors spying on neighboring recording conversations, stalking people, creating community smear campaigns and more. Its BAD!
Tamara, A good report. Well done. You can go further and interview other people in the IT Security community.
Note: use a VPN like Psiphon, root your device and mix up the MAC address daily. Only use wifi and Bluetooth if really needed.
We The North
The problem is that even if someone leaves their phone in a stationary place and go somewhere else, keep in mind that other peoples’ phones are listening to you. There is voice recognition software and if people are holding their phones to their ear while speaking, their cameras (facial recognition) are accessible to whoever is interested.
I bought myself a little wallet that completely blocks signals to and from my phone. It’s pointless if you are constantly pulling your phone out, but good if you can just leave your phone for emergency.
I have a friend that is an app writer for android devices and I got him started on an app that would voice activate and wipe the phone using one of the higher level wiping apps. The app would be voice activated and be able to be used while the phone is locked. Also a voice activated feature to lock the phone and convert all files to encrypted files or wipe it.