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Smartphone vs virus: Is privacy going to be the loser?

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Don't need "privacy" if you've nothing to hide!

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I have stuff to hide so yah, I’m against this.

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This virus situation is Christmas come early for those jockeying for global government and control of the economy and populace.

Of course centralized global government to coordinate responses to crises like this virus, organise the global society, create unified legislation, etc. is needed and not a bad thing in itself. But such power in the hands of the corrupt, who don't have the people's best interests at heart will be dictatorial and ruthless. Just look at the former USSR and present day China as examples.

It is coming wether we like it or not. God help us all.

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If you're worried about it you can just turn location data off on your phone for a start. You only need it to use certain apps and if that happens I just turn it on while I'm using the app then turn it off afterwards - it saves your battery too, after all.

You can still be traced if you are connected to the network, and I think even with airplane mode on there are some ways to do it, but you can do some really simple stuff to stop corporations watching you.

If a government tells you to stay inside for two weeks to stop infecting people though don't be an ass and try to go out, it's not exactly a prison sentence

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@Wobot

If you're worried about it you can just turn location data off on your phone for a start. You only need it to use certain apps and if that happens I just turn it on while I'm using the app then turn it off afterwards - it saves your battery too, after all.

You can still be traced if you are connected to the network, and I think even with airplane mode on there are some ways to do it, but you can do some really simple stuff to stop corporations watching you.

If a government tells you to stay inside for two weeks to stop infecting people though don't be an ass and try to go out, it's not exactly a prison sentence

Agreed with everything you said. All necessary and good to protect personal privacy and health of ourselves and others.

What is worrying is that elitist globalists will use this necessary response by a good natured and compliant populace as a Trojan horse in order to strip away our freedoms and tighten control. It won't end up pretty.

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An excerpt taken from the 2015 Al Jazeera documentary "Digital Dissidents" spells all of this out. 5G will make it reality:

 "With the next big evolutionary step, we will face the expansion of the so-called Internet of Things. Watches, fridges, but also our clothing will be equipped with Internet connections to produce ever-increasing and ever more precise data about us. Through automation, artificial intelligence and ever perfected algorithms, machines will soon be able to predict our behavior. But what happens to a society that is consciously aware of being permanently observed, where every step, every action, leaves a trail? Our lives in a surveillance society will be reduced to simmering in a convenience hell. Conformist behavior, self-censorship and mere consumerism labeled as freedom of choice."

It's only available for rental or purchase these days, but it's produced well and very thought provoking. I recommend it. Trailer here: https://youtu.be/eo1AZZ2chUM.

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"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin

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Much more advanced technology approaching human-being to adapt on it, and also much vulnerable to resist viruses. ( Tech and we in evolution?)

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