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Posted: 8/22/2017 2:01:43 PM EDT
from drudge originally

google is listneing
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:05:01 PM EDT
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If its free, you are the product. Keep that in mind....
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:10:34 PM EDT
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Meh. Nothing to hide.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:11:25 PM EDT
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Take away the microphone permission in the app and it won't record anything
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:11:31 PM EDT
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I went through my history. Keeping in mind that my phone is with me almost 100% of the day, I found less than a dozen non-intentional recordings from today back to Jan 2016. All were less than 8 seconds long and had nothing but background noise.  I'd say this worry is a bit overblown if my experience is representative.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:13:33 PM EDT
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LMAO. Sure it won't.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:13:48 PM EDT
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I went through my history. Keeping in mind that my phone is with me almost 100% of the day, I found less than a dozen non-intentional recordings from today back to Jan 2016. All were less than 8 seconds long and had nothing but background noise.  I'd say this worry is a bit overblown if my experience is representative.
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This isn't about locally stored audio files on your phone...
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:14:04 PM EDT
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I don't use Google Assistant.

ETA: I checked my google history, only thing on there at the present time is my entire Youtube history.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:47:00 PM EDT
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I don't use Google Assistant.

ETA: I checked my google history, only thing on there at the present time is my entire Youtube history.
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google is listneing


I don't use Google Assistant.

ETA: I checked my google history, only thing on there at the present time is my entire Youtube history.
There's a laundry list of Android settings to adjust to slow down Google's data mining and snooping.  I'm sure this isn't a complete list.
Life's too short to type out the entire list.
In "Location" turn of Google Loacation History and Google Location Sharing.  Better yet turn off Location unless you really need it for a specific app.
Uninstall or disable:
Google app
Google Play and TV
Any other Google app that allows disabling or uninstalling.
I have Google Play Store disabled.  I use it when I have to.
Use DuckDuckGo or some other search engine that doesn't store your life story.
If you absolutely have to use Google products they're going to track you.  Deal with it or find another app.

Oh, remove permissions to microphone too.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:51:22 PM EDT
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I'm not very interesting 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:55:50 PM EDT
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No Activity and everything was "paused" or off.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:01:09 PM EDT
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So do you think they track what you search for on the private tabs of safari
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:02:16 PM EDT
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LMAO. Sure it won't.
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LMAO. Sure it won't.
no tinfoil here but with my current phone i can remove the battery. that absolutely turns it off. newer phones you cant remove the battery. so theoretically its possible that a hack or modification of the OS on the phone would disable your ability to turn your phone off...something i have been curious about. similarly you can turn off most 'emergency' alerts but a few you cant. I use that as an example. in some cases it has been decided some alerts are so important that your phone must alert you whether you want it to or not.
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no tinfoil here but with my current phone i can remove the battery. that absolutely turns it off. newer phones you cant remove the battery. so theoretically its possible that a hack or modification of the OS on the phone would disable your ability to turn your phone off...something i have been curious about. similarly you can turn off most 'emergency' alerts but a few you cant. I use that as an example. in some cases it has been decided some alerts are so important that your phone must alert you whether you want it to or not.
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Cell phones have a back up battery in them.
Unless you remove that(which you usually cant) your still going to need your tin foil hat. Best bet? Store your phone in a lead box in the freezer separate from your battery.
And no, I don't do that.
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:24:54 PM EDT
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Cell phones have a back up battery in them.
Unless you remove that(which you usually cant) your still going to need your tin foil hat. Best bet? Store your phone in a lead box in the freezer separate from your battery.
And no, I don't do that.
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perhaps you could provide a reference to this? i have a samsung s5. i had to take it apart to replace some parts. if there was a battery in there someplace it was very well hidden or extremely small in which case how could it provide enough power to work?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:28:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:33:35 PM EDT
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Guns, motorcycles, porn.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:46:05 PM EDT
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the gubment always listening hide your dag.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:47:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:48:12 PM EDT
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I feel bad for the poor sap who has to listen to me masturbate 7 times a day.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:56:12 PM EDT
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I feel bad for the poor sap who has to listen to me masturbate 7 times a day.
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What do you think I was doing while listening?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:00:18 PM EDT
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No, they don't
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:01:02 PM EDT
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lol 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:03:11 PM EDT
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Cell phones have a back up battery in them.
Unless you remove that(which you usually cant) your still going to need your tin foil hat. Best bet? Store your phone in a lead box in the freezer separate from your battery.
And no, I don't do that.
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You can put your phone in a pocket faraday cage.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:04:37 PM EDT
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perhaps you could provide a reference to this? i have a samsung s5. i had to take it apart to replace some parts. if there was a battery in there someplace it was very well hidden or extremely small in which case how could it provide enough power to work?
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How do you think all that stuff stays there after not having the battery in for hours? Its not ALL stored somewhere else. Lemme see if i can find a pic or something.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:09:22 PM EDT
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That's very meta
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:13:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:15:18 PM EDT
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"No Activity"
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:16:23 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:25:07 PM EDT
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How do you think all that stuff stays there after not having the battery in for hours? Its not ALL stored somewhere else. Lemme see if i can find a pic or something.
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Just like every other type of flash memory.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:25:40 PM EDT
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perhaps you could provide a reference to this? i have a samsung s5. i had to take it apart to replace some parts. if there was a battery in there someplace it was very well hidden or extremely small in which case how could it provide enough power to work?
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Every chip and component of the phones have been researched and confirmed.  There is no "spare battery" in the Galaxy phones.  You can do some google fu where people give a complete listing and breakdown of every single chip and part as well as cost analysis.   It is like this for just about every main stream market phone.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:28:08 PM EDT
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How do you think all that stuff stays there after not having the battery in for hours? Its not ALL stored somewhere else. Lemme see if i can find a pic or something.
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You don't understand how NAND memory works do you?  I suggest you learn and stop spreading misinformation on "hidden batteries".
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:29:06 PM EDT
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No, they don't
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Cell phones have a back up battery in them.
No, they don't
This is the best i can do right now



https://www.mat.ucsb.edu/~g.legrady/academic/courses/03w200a/projects/wireless/cell_technology.htm
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:30:03 PM EDT
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This isn't about locally stored audio files on your phone...
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I went through my history. Keeping in mind that my phone is with me almost 100% of the day, I found less than a dozen non-intentional recordings from today back to Jan 2016. All were less than 8 seconds long and had nothing but background noise.  I'd say this worry is a bit overblown if my experience is representative.
This isn't about locally stored audio files on your phone...
Look who didn't read the fucking article.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:30:21 PM EDT
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How do you think all that stuff stays there after not having the battery in for hours? Its not ALL stored somewhere else. Lemme see if i can find a pic or something.
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Not all memory is like RAM that loses it's bits when you take power away from them.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:31:29 PM EDT
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How do you think all that stuff stays there after not having the battery in for hours? Its not ALL stored somewhere else. Lemme see if i can find a pic or something.
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Oh look. Somebody is going to learn how nonvolatile solid state memory works today.
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You don't understand how NAND memory works do you?  I suggest you learn and stop spreading misinformation on "hidden batteries".
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And no, im not some phone expert. I have,however, broken more than a few out of accident and seent it. Never took a s5 apart though. Spreadding misinformation
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:34:08 PM EDT
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Oh look. Somebody is going to learn how nonvolatile solid state memory works today.
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Cool! School me.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:38:06 PM EDT
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This is a fantastic thread for this one guy I know at work.


He puts tape over the cameras on his phone.


He also hates the Federal Reserve and fiat money but knows absolutely nothing of economics and can't argue his point of view at all.


Huh, maybe he's already a member here.
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This is a fantastic thread for this one guy I know at work.


He puts tape over the cameras on his phone.


He also hates the Federal Reserve and fiat money but knows absolutely nothing of economics and can't argue his point of view at all.


Huh, maybe he's already a member here.
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fiat money?
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The second thing I bought when I was finally forced into buying a smart phone two years ago ... the first being the case.

The little pocket faraday cage is a soft pouch with some RF absorbing lining like the ones made into wallets and passport cases.

It works well enough that the cellphone goes off-grid when slipped into it. The phone get's pissed off and turns it's RF power to full blast trying to get out but can't hit the cell tower that's about 250 yards from me which normally gives four bars worth of signal.
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The second thing I bought when I was finally forced into buying a smart phone two years ago ... the first being the case.

The little pocket faraday cage is a soft pouch with some RF absorbing lining like the ones made into wallets and passport cases.

It works well enough that the cellphone goes off-grid when slipped into it. The phone get's pissed off and turns it's RF power to full blast trying to get out but can't hit the cell tower that's about 250 yards from me which normally gives four bars worth of signal.
Faraday Pockets in your jeans FTMFW.


Slip phone in pocket, poof, no tracking.

Take it out to make calls, do "things" uh oh, tracking.

Slip it back in, poof, you are techno-ghost.
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Oh look. Somebody is going to learn how nonvolatile solid state memory works today.
Cool! School me.
I'm sure I can't. You've broken stuff and seent things.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:51:23 PM EDT
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I'm sure I can't. You've broken stuff and seent things.
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Ha!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:54:01 PM EDT
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Faraday Pockets in your jeans FTMFW.


Slip phone in pocket, poof, no tracking.

Take it out to make calls, do "things" uh oh, tracking.

Slip it back in, poof, you are techno-ghost.
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How do you receive phone calls?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:56:30 PM EDT
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They have video, too.
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QFT, FPNI
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:58:41 PM EDT
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fiat money?
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Wikipedia
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Wikipedia
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Huh. Never heard that before, thanks!
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How do you receive phone calls?
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Faraday Pockets in your jeans FTMFW.


Slip phone in pocket, poof, no tracking.

Take it out to make calls, do "things" uh oh, tracking.

Slip it back in, poof, you are techno-ghost.
How do you receive phone calls?
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