Your phone is cheating on you.
(Not in like a "Her" kinda way. That would be weird...)
Your phone isn't just talking to you. It's talking to all of those big tech companies.
Actually, it's all your fault.
Remember when you downloaded all of those apps and just agreed to their privacy and security settings?
Well, that basically gave all of those tech companies access to all of your information.
A recent article in The Washington Post broke down what one guys phone was doing while he was asleep.
- It sent his phone number
- It sent his email
- It sent his exact location
- It sent a digital fingerprint of his cell
- It connected with an app that gave it info on how to identify his phone
- It repeatedly sent messages to Yelp that included his IP address
All in all, his phone interacted with 5,400 trackers in one one week.
Because he agreed to the privacy conditions and had his phone set on the standard security settings.
It's fine if you don't care about being followed and tracked.
Not everyone does.
But what if I told you that all of those interactions are using gigabytes upon gigabytes of your data, all while draining your battery?
Do I have your attention now?