I have written about Zello several times. See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aprivacyblog.com+zello&t=h_&ia=web for a list of my past articles about this very useful and very private cell phone app. Now it seems that a court in Connecticut has learned how private the app really is. Various laws require police officers to turn over their personal phone records, if … Continue reading Connecticut Court Case Highlights the Security and Privacy of the Zello Walkie-Talkie App for Cell Phones
Are you facing a hurricane in your area? Or do you want to be able to communicate with friends and/or relatives during a hurricane and soon after? If so, read Zello Walkie Talkie: Why App Downloads Are Soaring Ahead of Hurricane Florence in the Yahoo web site at: https://yhoo.it/2p3WBTM. You can also read my previous … Continue reading Zello Walkie Talkie: Why App Downloads Are Soaring Ahead of Hurricane Florence
If Hurricane Florence is coming to your area, you need to download Zello in your smartphone. Details may be found in an article by Avery Hartmans in the Business Insider web site at: https://read.bi/2OgeBFG. Also, see the earlier articles about Zello published here in the PrivacyBlog by starting at: https://privacyblog.com/?s=zello.
This is a follow-up to my recent article about Zello at http://bit.ly/2Ej5vlB. Perhaps your community needs a similar plan? Largs, Fairlie and Skelmorlie can suffer gale force winds in the winter and the roads are often affected by flooding or heavy snow. A new project by the town’s community resilience team plans to improve communications … Continue reading Communities in Scotland Adopt Zello for Residents to Use for Emergency Situations
This is a follow-up to two different articles I published recently: The Zello App Can Help Save Lives During Major Storms and Has Many Other Uses Also at http://bit.ly/2Ej5vlB The Russian Government wants to Block Zello, But Can It Really Do that? at http://bit.ly/2qsKmR8 Indeed, the Russian government wants to block all usage of Zello. … Continue reading Russia Blocks 500+ IPs & Domains, Fails to Shutdown the Encrypted Zello Voice Chat App
I wrote about Zello, the free walkie-talkie emulation software for cell phones, a few days ago at http://bit.ly/2Ej5vlB. It is a great app that gives users excellent one-to-one and one-to-many communications capabilities. Now the Russian government thinks that Zello is an evil thing. Well, it is evil in the eyes of a repressive government. The … Continue reading The Russian Government wants to Block Zello, But Can It Really Do that?
NOTE: This article is off-topic: it has nothing to do with privacy. If you are looking for privacy articles, you might want to skip this one. However, it is something that I believe all cell phone users should be aware of. The online app called Zello could save your life. It is also a great … Continue reading The Zello App Can Help Save Lives During Major Storms and Has Many Others Uses Also
In the June 19, 2018 edition of this blog, I wrote about a new, tiny cell phone that was expected to ship within a few weeks. My description of the World’s Smallest 4G Rugged Smartphone is still available at: https://wp.me/p5httC-18b. Since that article was published, Unihertz indeed has started shipping these tiny cell phones. I … Continue reading Hands on with the Unihertz Atom Tiny, Rugged 4G Phone
Thousands of residents are without power after Hurricane Michael barreled through the Florida panhandle and across Georgia Wednesday and Thursday. Telephone lines are down in many areas. Some people have reported spotty cell phone service and internet service in Michael’s aftermath, likely because of the continued power outages. Yet others, perhaps only a few miles … Continue reading Spotty Data or Internet after Hurricane Michael? Try these Apps to Communicate
This article isn’t about privacy, but I will suggest it does show an example of people being prepared for an emergency. Are you prepared? On March 30, I published an article entitled, The Zello App Can Help Save Lives During Major Storms and Has Many Others Uses Also. Click here to read the earlier article. … Continue reading Cajun Navy, Houstonians are Preparing to Respond to Louisiana during and after Tropical Storm Gordon