posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 12:56 AM
Originally posted by ValentineWiggin
I am preparing myself for the jump to having a non-mobile phone. I really want to do it, but I'm still hanging on. What is safe anymore? I mean...my
browser is google...now all my accounts are google related...Google essentially knows every.thing.about.me. What's a girl to do? Are there
alternative options or is privacy just non-existant
Grab an old used phone off eBay or someplace that just does phone calls and texts and no internet.
You know what someone showed me the other day, on their Android? An app that you can type all of your numbers in for those store cards. Like a
grocery store card, beauty store card, drugstore card, the kinds that get you discounts at the register. You're practically forced into getting
those cards because if you don't have one, the prices are higher. So there is a new free app that will hold all your numbers for you and you select
one and it pops a barcode which the register person can scan.
The rule of the internet goes "if you aren't paying for the product, you are
This person was telling me, after seeing my key chain with several of those cards attached, that I should get the app and discard my little cards.
Well no freaking thank you! I don't need some app collecting a record of everything I buy, and selling it to someone who wants to advertise to me,
or worse. I already am against those cards tracking all my purchases, collecting everything in the same place seems like an even worse idea.