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What is Pegasus? A cybersecurity expert explains how the spyware invades phones and what it does

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By Bhanukiran Gurijala

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Most of us are too boring to be tracked by the government. Nevertheless, it is a good excuse to end some lazy habits.

Consider using a feature phone by default. Only use a smartphone when you need to. And try turning your phone off if you are not using it. You can still make calls when you need to, or turn it on at pre-arranged times. You are not the vice president of anywhere. The sky will not fall in if your phone is off. You can concentrate on what you are doing without being interrupted.

Turn off automatic app updating. You should still regularly update the apps you use (manually, via WiFi).

Keep all of your personal content on a memory card in your phone. If your phone expires, you can pop the card out and transfer it to another phone. None of it will leave your side if you have to send your phone back to be fixed. Do not buy a phone that does not have a memory card slot.

5G has a reputation for draining batteries. Check reviews for the models of phone you are considering.

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No problem, if they want or need it, they can get it. In fact, they don’t even have another way to survive if not secretly grabbing my data output and broaden their low knowledge.

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Only use a smartphone when you need to. And try turning your phone off if you are not using it. You can still make calls when you need to, or turn it on at pre-arranged times. You are not the vice president of anywhere. The sky will not fall in if your phone is off. 

tell that to the majority of people I see everyday walking with their phones in their hands.

It would probably take an operation to seperate the phones from their hands

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Will they text me irresistible special offers based on my lifestyle and location?

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Good advice GB48.

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I would think that NOT having a smart will put an end to all this worry, but not sure if the old style flip phone can be infiltrate !!?

If Possible, Not having a phone at all is probably the best thing you can do, save $$, drop your stress levels, and get back your freedom. I tried it for a while and it was an UNBLEIVABLE feeling of stress free and freedom.

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If Possible, Not having a phone at all is probably the best thing you can do, save $, drop your stress levels, and get back your freedom.

I did without a cell phone until fairly recently and nothing bad happened in my life. The main reason for having one now is that I live in a remote region where highway travel can be dangerous at times and if you break down there is no other way to summon help. That unfortunately got the snowball rolling ...................

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