posted on Jul, 7 2018 @ 08:54 PM
There are ways to secure phones and apps - people really don't read the permissions in most cases, they just install and accept whatever pops up. On
Android devices you can usually during install, decline access to certain functions (mic, camera etc.). On iPhone you can go into your apps and
permissions, and turn off access to mic, camera and so on as well. On Samsung, they have secure folder. Use that to store all your contacts, pictures,
videos and so on. Then install your other apps not in the secure folder. They won't have access to your data.
This goes for things like... Windows 10 as well. You can go into privacy settings, and for mic, camera etc.. specify which programs have access.
There is almost always an opt-out option.. they just don't always make it easy for you. You can opt out of most Google stuff.. but sometimes you have
to dig deep to find the settings to do so. Data and consumer info is big business. You can prevent most of that access. I also highly recommend TOR as
a browser, and duckduckgo as a search engine, both on computers, Android, and iOS.