I don’t think I will do everything that Joel Stein did in order to improve his online privacy. However, his tale of online successes and woes probably should be required reading for everyone who owns a cell phone or ever goes online. I suggest you read the article at https://tinyurl.com/privacy-190808 and then think about your own online activities.
NOTE: This is an update to the information given in my earlier article, What is Wi-Fi Calling and Why Would I Want It? A lot has changed since I published the original article three years ago. In fact, today I am a bigger fan of wi-fi calling than ever before. It works well and I save more than $100 in monthly wired and cellular telephone charges as well. Many people […]
Do you have an Apple iPhone or iPad and, if so, do you feel smug about its security? If so, read the article by Chance Miller in the 9to5Mac web site at: http://bit.ly/2MQAhvJ. Once the phone is unlocked, the person holding it can learn a lot about you, including every phone call you made or received, every text message you sent or received, and a lot more.
Do you have an Android phone? If so, do you have an anti-virus app installed in it? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you need to read the article by Catalin Cimpanu in the ZDNet web site at: https://www.zdnet.com/article/two-thirds-of-all-android-antivirus-apps-are-frauds.
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 received mine a few days ago and thought I would report on my experiences with […]
Remember that giant poster that Apple put up in Las Vegas during the recent Consumer Electronics Show that stated “what happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone?” Never mind. A 14-year-old iPhone user discovered it is easy to listen in on someone else’s FaceTime conversations without anyone in the conversation knowing that someone is listening. OOOPS!
AT&T obviously is helping the U.S. government in its mass surveillance operations. The company claims that divulging such spying would almost certainly be classified by the U.S. government. This comes despite leaks that suggest a close relationship with the telecoms industry and federal intelligence agencies. AT&T said it complies with government data requests “only to the extent required by law.”