If you cannot hide from the online spies, perhaps it is better to flood those spies with lots of false data about you. “Garbage in, garbage out.” In this case, flooding an online spy with garbage results in better security for you than revealing only the truth. The spymasters will have difficulty separating facts from fiction.
The FANGo charger hijacks your phone and creates junk data by aimlessly clicking, searching, and scrolling through sites like Amazon and Youtube. Martin Nadal, an artist and coder based in Linz, Austria, has created FANGo, a “defense weapon against surveillance capitalism” that is disguised as a mobile phone charger. The FANGo phone charger is just a concept at this point.
NOTE: The photo to the right shows the FANGo device with a plug for European wall sockets. When and if it ever becomes a purchasable product, the product you receive probably will have the correct pins for the local wall power sockets used in your country.
On his page introducing the device, Nadal explains that the inside of the charger hides a micro controller that takes control of an Android smartphone by accessing the operating system’s Debug Mode. The device then makes queries and interacts with pages on Google, Amazon, YouTube, and other sites “in order to deceive data brokers in their data capture process.”
You can read more in Martin Nadal’s web site at: http://martinnadal.eu/fango/.
If you would like to purchase a somewhat similar device that is available today, look at the FREE AdNauseam software (a plug-in that clicks on all ads) and at TrackMeNot (FREE software that performs random searches on different search engines). Both will fill tracking web sites with trash. However, AdNauseam and TrackMeNot work on desktop and laptop computers and web browsers, not as cell phone chargers.