Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Here is a Very Good Reason to IMMEDIATELY Deactivate Your Cell Phone Location Detector Feature

You could become a suspect in a crime in the eyes of Big Brother just by being within miles of the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from the mobile phones of all people in the area, reports Raleigh television affiliate WRAL.

Fast Company reports:
And the area sizes the police requesting the data on are not small. In one instance, police requested user data from Google for anyone within a 17-acre area... Google has not revealed whether it has complied with the police request.
Forget moving to some remote libertarian atoll. In the real world, secure privacy habits are going to be increasingly important for protection against the state.

-Robert Wenzel 


  1. Just because you turn the location detector off doesn't mean that it can't be tracked. I wouldn't trust (((Google))) or Apple to protect your privacy. The Purism Librem 5 is an open source smartphone that is supposed to come to market next year. Hopefully it actually works and gives people an actual choice to have privacy from these big tech companies.

    1. And they accept payment in BTC!

    2. The problem isn't the phones the problem is the people that provide phone service though if you eliminate the cell phone itself that does tend to fix the problem.