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I believe "they" can track you by your phone. I believe that "they" can listen, and even watch you through your phone. That's exactly why I only use Trac-Phones. Yes, it's ancient-looking, and yes, people might LOL at it, but I never really cared about what people thought anyways. I'm not one of those people who have a cell phone on at all times. In fact, I only carry one if I'm gonna be out in the wild or something. Occasionally, I will take it with me to the store, but I generally ask my wife if there's anything she needs, then she better tell me before I leave or it's just tough titty. I refuse to be one of those people walking around looking at their damn phone. I won't do it. If I need to go on the interwebz then it'll have to wait 'til I get home. I am very concerned at hidden code in phones, or being watched, or listened to through any device. I know TPTB are very paranoid because a lot of people are talking about them. Hell, My senator(Rockefeller) was talking about banning the internet. They're scared, and they have every right to be because people are on to them. They're trying to 'see it coming', but so rarely is anyone afforded that luxury.
You'd be surprised how much can be stored on your phone without your knowledge.
If you have a modern android device, all you have to do is go to settings-about phone/device-android version. Tap android version multiple times and you'll get an easter egg. Mine is an image of a zombie gingerbread man.
And if the programmers are capable of this, then who knows how many more secrets are buried deep within the coding.
Wow time for you to update your OS on your phone gingerbread is like 3 yrs old update to jelly bean.This was sent out to all android devices through there carriers.Its faster and security is better as well.The latest is Kit kat and that only available on one device so far still in beta testing if you will.
Also have you noticed that nearly all the newest smartphones do not have removable batteries? When mine goes all glitchy I can't just remove the battery and hold the power button like I did on my last 4 phones....
It made me wonder if it turns off a little early and could use reserve battery to track me in a "national security" situation. Hmmmm
You know the cell phones have more than one battery, right
Why is my computer still running and it's turned off....?
Unless you own a Mac you could have up to three back doors on your computer, I'm not sure about Mac.
That part is untrue... Every single baseband update for apple/android/windows/blackberry have been jail broken and unlocked allowing you to not just jailbreak the OS (iOS/android/etc) but unlock the baseband allowing you to now use any carrier you wish.
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Im to the point where i believe the government is trying to catch me masturbating.....
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When you get your smart phone from a carrier, they subsidize the price. I certainly didn't pay $500 for my iPhone -- I think I paid $199.
Because of this, you really haven't paid off the phone fully until your contract is up. Until then, you are essentially paying off the phone -- and it still sort of belongs to the carrier.
That's how I understand it works...
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Ok, I know nothing about these phones. But I did what you said and I got a jellybean with a face. Kind of creepy.
I figured, from being on here, that the government can track you through your phone, but I guess I'm not really grasping what else you guru's are talking about. *Sigh*
I need one of you living next door.