Chilling Facts about ‘Smartphone’s’ — and even more chilling … is what is NOT in the article [the potential for our own government to utilize such practices!]. I am often left sort of gently shaking my head and slowly exhaling when I consider the Safelink program here in the US. Just how ignorant are the citizens of this country? Free Cell Phones (from the good old government of USA) for the poor [we need to track ALL the people … even the poor ones].
Not to mention the Android Operating System [Google!!] which is embedded in each one … that lets Google [and God only knows whom else] track our every move. The facts are more than ‘chilling’ … they are scary. Google’s’ power is like CIA and FBI and Homeland Security … UNCHAINED [unfettered by law].
This article below points to China … but the real problem is the elephant in the room that no one is talking about … [the power of this ‘social media’ technological phenomena – and Google, FB, etc.].
Facebook is quickly being ‘reigned in’ but Google is the larger culprit by far … and it is getting away with dangerous transgressions into our privacy … our lives … [which transgressions, if not already, will quickly be mimicked and out done … but none other than the good old Government of the USA].
My wish? My prayer? … that people wake up, and that those (people) with the power to change this dangerous course … will (work to change the dangerous course).
There is so much more to this line of inquiry … I urge you to think about some of the consequence of such centralized (unfettered) power.
I’m Just Sayin’ … .
Here is the piece that prompted my post – …
America must be forever vigilant in guarding American companies and citizens from dependency on and surveillance by hostile foreign actors. https://fxn.ws/2EITTx4