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How your 'innocent' smartphone passes on almost your entire life to the secret service!

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posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 05:32 AM
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Good day ATS!

Here is something to cheer you up! Relieve you of the burden to protect your privacy, the constant battle that may or may not occupy your mind (since that is almost impossible as this article shows).

Once relieved of the said burden, as above, you can go about your life with one thing less to worry about. Aware that big brother knows EVERYTHING about you and some things about you that even you yourself, or your closest friends, family, didn't.

The Judas in your life

In one week, just a very cursory surface level analysis of metadata was enough to reveal the following about the subject

>Sites he visited and the searches he made. Subject, sender and recipient of every one of his e-mails.

>His work, his political leanings, what he did at work, whom he sent mails to, cc and bcc and basis that his friendships at work and the groups he leaned towards.

>His personal life. His girlfriends, sister, communication between them, what he does after office hours, his interests, his hobbies, his buying and purchasing habits, a complete psychological profile....and MUCH MORE!



Consider this.

One volunteer. Just one week. Surface level analysis, as against a lifetime of your metadata being analyzed at a much deeper level ever since you became connected to the 'interconnected and convergent' world.

Can you live/exist without your smartphone/email/whats app/credit card ??? Scary #? Hell, yes!

Still thinking about protecting your privacy?

edit on 7-9-2014 by Charismagic because: Corrections




posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 05:39 AM
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I dont see where I am at risk.

Is my smart phone smarter? or more phoney?

How can I, the exclusive holder of my information, equipped with the knowledge that every disclaimer provides me, and with that the understanding of what I select yes or no to, and with that the rights to what I opt in to, be ensnared in this trap?



Or dya mean to doods wot just post nudes of themselves and upload them to iclod?



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 05:44 AM
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Don't have a smartphone, Don't have any Mobile Phone.. Does that mean I'm off the radar?



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 05:45 AM
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Luckily for me im safe because arranging all my drug deals, terrorist plots, Crime deals and bank robbery's are all face to face and not on my phone!

Kidding of course, but still if they want to sift through my smart phone they can all they will get is what im making for dinner and arrangements to go out for drinks on Saturday night.


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posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: Charismagic

Even though, for most of us mortals, the metadata hardly provides much of anything of interest, and barely nothing surprising, the ACCUMULATION of that data, year after year, can be used to anticipate our choises and reactions - as an individual and as a group.

Pretty much how sheep are handled.

So, sure enough, its all about salami tactics. Slice off your personal sphere and integrity, and soon you have none left.
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posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 06:01 AM
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a reply to: Charismagic

I still barely know how to use the damn thing for anything other than phone calls. I think I am pretty safe.

Except it is a nifty alarm clock, weather checker, flashlight, camera and if they want to know what days of the year I had a dentist appointment in the calendar then they can have at it.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: Charismagic

It's happened to me. I sent an email to my grandmother and I mentioned that my vacuum was faulty. And when I read her reply lo and behold-there were ads for vacuums in the sidebar. I never used that email service again.

I should've screwed with them a bit and talked about accordion flavored Banana pants-try finding a match for that suckers!



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: sn0rch

Heck, dont think the power that be, will be interested in nudes...of course one never knows
All said and done, you will get tagged and marked or have already been done for...as long as you use the phone, internet email or credit cards.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:50 AM
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I find the laissez faire attitude of many Americans toward the total invasion of their privacy quite interesting, since those same people would no doubt get violent if they caught their neighbor going through their cellphone, trash, following them around covertly, or looking through their windows with binoculars.

But if people you don't even know do it under the auspices of authority and security... That's ok. Right?

ETA: The whole damn country has Stockholm Syndrome.
edit on 9/7/2014 by Klassified because: Where's my flaming emoticon, SO?!!!!



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: DarknStormy

Do you use the internet? Emails? Credit cards? Use banks or financial institutions?

Then, no.

Problem is, there ARE ways and means of staying off the radar.....BUT, it simply means having to get 'unused' to the current ways of communicating and financial transactions.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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I've stopped caring. They know everything about me already. My privacy was lost years ago.

Trying to recover privacy is like peeing into the wind.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: Biigs

If you feel that, great! But if you are using your phone for calls/SMS/emails/surfing, you still get tagged and marked. Check the link in my post. Scary stuff, I kid you not!



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: Charismagic
a reply to: Biigs

If you feel that, great! But if you are using your phone for calls/SMS/emails/surfing, you still get tagged and marked. Check the link in my post. Scary stuff, I kid you not!


The only data i use on my phone really is maps, yes my email goes there but just like my txts its just random correspondence.

My surfing is done on my PC, posting on ATS all that stuff all PC. Yeah i know they look at that too, but i dont really care, i have good security and im not a dodgy son of a bitch. Also i dont really do a whole lot of shopping online either. So ads tend not to follow me around much.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: deckdel

Spot on!

However, and this is where the scary bit comes in, look at the link to see how much information was gleaned from just ONE weeks meta data, with a surface level analysis.

Imagine this for a few years and you are an open book.

Metadata for mere mortals? The case IS of a commoner....like us.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: Charismagic

Not to mention, as I put into a reply a couple of days ago on another, similar thread on ATS, that your old, turned-in cell phone contains your DNA not to mention some of your personal data in one way or another. Our lives our are an open book to those that want it to be at their behest.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

I dont think they will be really interested in your dentists appointment, unless you were meeting the dentist for other purpose. But seriously, its not about information. Its about profiling. Over a period of time.

Basis your calls and SMS, apart from geographical tagging, psychological profiling and predictive modelling is a possibility.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

LOL! Now thats an idea! And it can get wackier and wackier!

You have definitely got some gears whirring in muh head!



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Restricted

Reality? Or are you just being cynical?

You are aware.....do people really understand the depths of the word privacy and its implications?

I truly wonder...



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: DarknStormy
Don't have a smartphone, Don't have any Mobile Phone.. Does that mean I'm off the radar?


Being off one "radar," of the snoopers (by not having snitch phones) would ideally make you targeted in other ways. For example, you know how frequently it has become for agencies to make copies/scans of your paperwork you supply to them? You may stop to think that those fabulous machines introduced a few decades ago in ubiquitous offices may have been upgraded to start collecting DNA that you've scattered across those pages.

--I'm not saying that is the case, but it is not outside the realm of possibility today. After all, that would be a rare mountain of data to be harvested, right there on each page.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

Starred you for that!


Take away the very things that don't want to give up, by making them do so unknowingly or willingly.

Get people used to a certain lifestyle and they will resist with all their might if you attempt to cure them of that, even if its killing them.

Found the allusion to the Stockholm syndrome extremely interesting and relevant.

Thank you.



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