Read the whole article. It's worth seeing just how deeply these things peer into your lives - and you allow it to happen. Get rid of them. Be contactable via email or post, or then good old-fashioned face-to-face is always nice. Imagine how free you'll feel when you can go to the toilet without someone ringing you just then. Think about that. Freedom, every single time you want to sit down to read a book, or take a walk, or bake a cake, or re-pot a plant. Imagine it.THE device in your purse or jeans that you think is a cellphone — guess again. It is a tracking device that happens to make calls. Let’s stop calling them phones. They are trackers.
Most doubts about the principal function of these devices were erased when it was recently disclosed that cellphone carriers responded 1.3 million times last year to law enforcement requests for call data. That’s not even a complete count, because T-Mobile, one of the largest carriers, refused to reveal its numbers. It appears that millions of cellphone users have been swept up in government surveillance of their calls and where they made them from. Many police agencies don’t obtain search warrants when requesting location data from carriers.
Thanks to the explosion of GPS technology and smartphone apps, these devices are also taking note of what we buy, where and when we buy it, how much money we have in the bank, whom we text and e-mail, what Web sites we visit, how and where we travel, what time we go to sleep and wake up — and more. Much of that data is shared with companies that use it to offer us services they think we want.
Take back your sovereignty and your privacy. Be worthy of the space you take on this planet.